Report: Orioles re-sign Chris Davis to seven year deal
After weeks of speculation and back-and-forth, Chris Davis is returning to Baltimore.
The slugger is reportedly returning to Baltimore on a seven year, $161 million deal, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Last we heard, the Orioles were reportedly offering $154 million, so it appears that they needed to bump it up just a little to get things done.
Davis is an interesting signing. He’ll be 30 in March and he’s primarily a home run hitter, so this will likely end up being a bad contract for Baltimore, it’s just a question of how long it takes to go south. It’s even more remarkable considering there was little to no reported interest in Davis outside of Baltimore and he still managed to get premium money anyway.
The Orioles had reportedly pulled their initial offer, but the two sides obviously came back to the table. One would think that this signing takes Baltimore out of the Yoenis Cespedes sweepstakes, and perhaps those recent stories were leaked to give Davis a bit of a push. If so, it appears to have worked.