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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Chili Davis looking for multi-year contract from Mets

New York Mets

The New York Mets are still weighing whether or not to bring back hitting coach Chili Davis for the 2020 season, and it sounds like they could be unwilling to give the three-time World Series champion the type of contract he is seeking.

Davis and the Mets have been discussing a new contract, and Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Davis is looking for a multi-year deal.

The Mets hired Davis prior to last season, and the results were pretty good in his first year with the club. New York ranked 11th in Major League Baseball with a .257 team batting average and 13th in runs scored. It’s possible the Mets aren’t completely sold on Davis and would prefer to give him another one-year deal, and that could have something to do with the way his time with the Chicago Cubs came to an end.

After spending three seasons with the Boston Red Sox from 2015-2017, Davis was hired by the Cubs. He lasted just one year in Chicago after players reportedly gave negative feedback about him.

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