Baltimore Orioles, Chris Davis have mutual interest in long-term extension

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The Baltimore Orioles want to sign Chris Davis to a long-term extension. Who can blame them? The guy hit .286/.370/.634 with 53 home runs last season.

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.

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Chris Davis

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