Khris Davis extends with A's

nattysez

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Davis is 31, gets extended for two more years at $16.75 per. This in theory improves JDM's market if he elects to opt-out -- one less DH masher on the board.


Interesting opinion from local media:
 

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Davis is 31, gets extended for two more years at $16.75 per. This in theory improves JDM's market if he elects to opt-out -- one less DH masher on the board.



Interesting opinion from local media:
I don't think it helps JD's market much. If Davis is getting 2/33.5, JD's market is probably right around the 3/62.5 he would get opting in.
 

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You guys have severely buried the lede. The A's are now using this signing to troll the entire sports universe by taking out full-page newspaper ads announcing:


ESPN article. They're all-in on it, they made it the background of their Twitter profile too.
 

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Fair deal for both sides. 22-26 million is laughable, but that guy is probably only seeing HR and RBI. He has prodigious power for sure but he’s a low on-base DH that can’t play a position because he literally can not throw.
 
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I don't think it helps JD's market much. If Davis is getting 2/33.5, JD's market is probably right around the 3/62.5 he would get opting in.
JD is a much better all around hitter than Davis. He batted .330 in 2018 compared to Davis' computer programmed .247 and doubled his WAR. Amazingly, Davis is batting .247 so far this season
 

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JD is a much better all around hitter than Davis. He batted .330 in 2018 compared to Davis' computer programmed .247 and doubled his WAR. Amazingly, Davis is batting .247 so far this season
He is, he's also getting paid a bit more to reflect that. I doubt JD gets much more than what he's currently signed for.
 

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He hits the IL today. It doesn't look like it will be a long stint; hopefully nothing happens in the meantime so he plays again this season because he's sitting at a .248 BA right now.
 
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He hits the IL today. It doesn't look like it will be a long stint; hopefully nothing happens in the meantime so he plays again this season because he's sitting at a .248 BA right now.
Davis is absolutely brilliant. His career average, which includes about 200 games before beginning his .247 streak, sits at .248. I will do some calculations to see if it's possible to both put up another .247 season and to bring down his career average to .247.
 

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Davis is absolutely brilliant. His career average, which includes about 200 games before beginning his .247 streak, sits at .248. I will do some calculations to see if it's possible to both put up another .247 season and to bring down his career average to .247.
I don't think it is. His 2019 average is higher than his career, so it would take more/worse numbers to bring his career down than his season.
 

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I don't think it is. His 2019 average is higher than his career, so it would take more/worse numbers to bring his career down than his season.
He couldn't do it this year anyway as far as I can tell. I think it would take another 563 AB of .247 hitting to bring his career average down to .247.
 
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He couldn't do it this year anyway as far as I can tell. I think it would take another 563 AB of .247 hitting to bring his career average down to .247.
Yeah, I did the math and it's not quite possible this year. I'm confident he'll continue to crank out .247 seasons until he retires and that his final career average will be .247. He can then join a professional bowling league where his 247 average will do some serious damage.
 

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Currently at .221, the chances that Davis hits .247 for a 5th consecutive year are nearly dead. At his current rate of playing time, he'd need 30 hits in 80 at-bats (.375).