The Orioles Chris Davis and the INSANITY of big money contracts
Chris Davis scored a gargantuan contract in 2016. 7 years at 161,000,000. comes to an incredible $23 MILLION per season, through 2022. That's roughly $42,000 per at bat...assuming he plays all 162 games and get 3 ABs. So, in 7 games so far this season, Mr. Davis has proudly pocketed some $714,000. Ahhhh, life must be so sweet for such a poor performer, laughing all the way to his broker, Swiss chalet and perhaps the killer home in the Adirondacks.
Davis has yet to get a hit in 2019, is 0-17 and was roundly booed off the field in last night's Orioles-Yankees game.
Davis, who plays first base, was also tagged with PED usage in 2014, fined $961,475 and sat out 25 games. The Orioles are stuck with him through 2022. Considered perhaps the worst contract in MLB history, unless a miraculous turnaround happens, Davis will continue to hear the Camden Yards faithful boo him without mercy...and, deservedly so. He must really, REALLY look forward to road games, ahhh, but so many home games yet to be played.
Not that the Os are the only team making such bone-headed moves, the Red Sox still owe Pablo Sandoval (among others) a fortune for years to come.
MLB contracts...tis a crazy, crazy craps shoot...only the player wins. Those who pony up their hard earned cash to enjoy a game and forget their problems for a few hours supplement such nonsense while trying to pull for their team.