A 2016 Chris Davis with 2019 Davis’ defense is still a below-average 33-year-old who’s owed $100M. The O’s would have to kick in $75M to trade Rebound Davis to an 88-win team that just lost the only first baseman on their 40-man for the year.
Telling Chris Davis that he needs to win the job back and ride the bus or he’ll be cut is like telling me I’ll be fired if I can’t run an 11-second 100 yard dash.
Many assume that the problem is one of motivation, approach, and accepting advice. But the most likely case, to me, is that he simply doesn’t have the reaction time, pitch recognition, and other abilities to hit major league pitching anymore.