Chris Davis wants to sign an extension with the Baltimore Orioles. Who can blame him? He rediscovered his swing playing for them, shedding the dreaded label of being a bust.
So yes, it is reasonable to say both sides want to see Davis with the Orioles for a long time. There’s just one problem: they haven’t talked to each other about it yet.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun spoke with both sides. The team says that they have offered a long-term deal:
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Saturday at FanFest that the club offered first baseman Chris Davis a long-term contract extension this winter, but that ‘it really hasn’t progressed.’
Connolly then asked Davis about those contract talks. Here is what he had to say:
“Really, did he say anything else? Dang. Let me get up to speed on that…
“I’ve said it before. I’ll say it every day. I love being in Baltimore. This is a place that really has felt like a second home to me…I would love to stay here.”
A couple weeks ago the Orioles avoided arbitration with Davis with a one-year, $10.35 million deal. He is under team control through 2015, but the Orioles would love to handle an extension sooner than that.