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Old 02-24-2019, 08:08 PM
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In his first spring training appearance, the Orioles' Chris Davis was 0-2 with two punchouts.

It's going to be a long, long summer.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:16 AM
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Being fair, I will report that he did hit a homer in his next game, but followed it with two more strikeouts the following day.

Can we take nominations for either the 'Adam Dunn' Award for being reigning King of the Three True Outcomes or the 'Dave Lennox' Award for 'airing out' the place at the highest rate?
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Only 4 more years left on that contract. For those players wondering why teams aren’t in a hurry to give out 5+ year deals to 30 yo athletes.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:41 PM
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UPDATE:


0-5 with 2ks tonight while his teammates totaled 15 hits.


He's now 0-28 this year and is hitless in 49 consecutive ABs...a new record.


Orioles have him under contract for three more $23 Million Dollar seasons after this one.


SAD!


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The 1978 season started poorly for Bostock. So poorly, in fact, that he believed he did not deserve the lucrative contract he had just signed, and demanded that Angels owner Gene Autry keep his money until Bostock started earning it. When Autry refused, Bostock gave the money to charity, reportedly a $50,000 sum
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:12 PM
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0-for-49 ! Ouch ! I think he needs a new hitting coach. Or maybe a vision check. Or a sports psychologist. Etc. I'm rooting for him, I hope the fans give him a standing ovation. He needs confidence.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:19 AM
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#1 - Does having Chris Davis the opposing team’s lineup increase one’s chances of throwing a no-hitter?

#2 - Under what circumstances would you intentionally walk Chris Davis?

#3 - is it legal for the Orioles to use Chris Davis as a Designated Hitter?
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His skills have been deteriorating in recent years, but the slump he is in is off the charts. Maybe he simply no longer has the ability to hit major league pitching.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:40 AM
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He must be a great fielder for him to still be in the starting line-up....maybe they can use a P to pinch hit for him later in games, at this point having an AL P pinch hitting for him would provide better odds for the O's. Or maybe he should hit right handed as an O's announcer suggested last evening.


Last night the A's were still playing with a shift on him....maybe he should swallow some pride and drop a bunt down the 3b line to get that first hit.

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Old 04-09-2019, 10:23 AM
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If I were the Orioles I'd try to shame him into retirement so the money can be spent elsewhere. Maybe a promotion for fans in attendance every time he strikes out. Maybe the games are free till he gets a hit.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:26 AM
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I'd have to think that the Orioles are getting very close to just eating that money and letting him go. As already has been mentioned, it's as bad or worse then having a horrible hitting pitcher in that spot every game for 3 or 4 at bats. If the Orioles have any illusions of competing in the American League, that's not going to cut it for them.

Have somebody else pick him up to a minor league contract and see if he can possibly work his way back........which I imagine is a long shot at this point.

There's slumps..............and then there's SLUUUUUUMPS!

He's been nearly worthless for 2+ seasons now.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:24 AM
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Maybe an injury will occur and since his contract is likely/hopefully insured, the O's will be off the hook. He could end up having the same injury Jacoby Ellsbury has had the past few seasons.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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Maybe an injury will occur and since his contract is likely/hopefully insured, the O's will be off the hook. He could end up having the same injury Jacoby Ellsbury has had the past few seasons.
Orioles might want to touch base with Tonya Harding in that case....
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If I were the Orioles I'd try to shame him into retirement so the money can be spent elsewhere. Maybe a promotion for fans in attendance every time he strikes out. Maybe the games are free till he gets a hit.
+1 - now THAT's thinking outside the (batters) box!



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Old 04-10-2019, 12:21 PM
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I'd say trade him to the Giants, but I don't think Tokyo would want him either.
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#2 - Under what circumstances would you intentionally walk Chris Davis?
If Sandy Koufax was on-deck.

Of course, Sandy's 83 years old.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:29 PM
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If Sandy Koufax was on-deck.

Of course, Sandy's 83 years old.


What? Brooks isn't available?
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:33 PM
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At this point I'd walk him from now on. Nobody wants to be the guy who gave up a hit to Chris Davis.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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Its hard to believe theres a contract thats actually worse than Yu Darvish's.
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Its hard to believe theres a contract thats actually worse than Yu Darvish's.
Has Bobby Bonilla finally dropped off the Mets' payroll?
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The Red Sox are still paying Pedro Sandoval, but even that seems like a better deal than the O's are looking at
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Has Bobby Bonilla finally dropped off the Mets' payroll?
Nope, not until 2035, but at $1.19 Million a year, he's a bargain compared to what some guys get paid nowadays to "not play".

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If Sandy Koufax was on-deck.

Of course, Sandy's 83 years old.
For the record, I went to a game at Shea Stadium in 1966 where the Dodgers beat the Mets 16-3. Sandy Koufax got the win, but amazingly he hit a single and a double- in the same inning!! You can look that one up.

I just looked it up, and on June 5, 1966, Sandy Koufax hit a single and a double in the 7th inning. That's more than Chris Davis can do in a month.

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For the record, I went to a game at Shea Stadium in 1966 where the Dodgers beat the Mets 16-3. Sandy Koufax got the win, but amazingly he hit a single and a double- in the same inning!! You can look that one up.

I just looked it up, and on June 5, 1966, Sandy Koufax hit a single and a double in the 7th inning. That's more than Chris Davis can do in a month.
You're just plain mean. Now Davis will not get that intentional walk to boost his OBP, or should it be considered his intentional OBP (IOBP)?
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Nope, still getting paid lol
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Davis has 3 years left at 17.5 million and will get paid the deferred portion of the contract paid through 2037.
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That's exactly what instantly came to mind when I read this thread.
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I just find it sad. Kind of reminds me of when Josh Hamilton went to Angels and couldn't stay healthy and couldn't hit anymore. Baseball is better IMO when Crush is crushing and when Hambone was doing the same.

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The silver lining in all of this is all the extra views of Baltimore box scores daily to see if the streak is over.

Yesterday he was foiled by the shift with a line drive to second in his only plate appearance as a pinch hitter by the way.
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#3 - is it legal for the Orioles to use Chris Davis as a Designated Hitter?
No, but they can use him as a Designated Batter.
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The long wait is over as Davis singles in the first to drive in a run.
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Two hits for CD!!! Really glad he got that off his back. He’s a really good guy and I know all this negative spotlight had to be eating away at him.
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My, Oh My, how things have changed:

I, the OP, mired in next to last place in the Net54 Fantasy Challenge and looking for 'Lightning in a Bottle', I actually picked up CD off the waiver wire.

Heck, if Tiger can do it, why not?
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