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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Give Chris Davis a break on his Sarasota arrival. What matters is what he does when things count – The Athletic

“The player that was productive and successful in the past has not gone. He didn’t disappear,” Davis said. “He’s still here, and I think as far as my swing is concerned, I feel that I’m that player right now.”

It’s OK to be skeptical. We’re all skeptical. Davis will be 33 in March. He has hit above .225 just once in the past five seasons and has struck out 190 or more times in each of his past four campaigns. And his seven-year, $161 million contract, awarded in January 2016, has been a disaster since he signed the dotted line. Be my guest to curse that one repeatedly.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. akrasian Posted: February 16, 2019 at 02:09 PM (#5815888)
If he can stay on the roster all season, he will have over 10 years service time and will have maxed out his pension and health insurance benefits.

If he gets cut before the end of 2021, he should be secure from being locked out for the last year of his contract, which is $23 million.

I love when a plan comes together.

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