Orioles’ Chris Davis considered walking away from baseball after 2019 season


The last two seasons have been a horror story for the Baltimore Orioles. They went 47-115 in 2018, the worst record in the history of a franchise that dates back to 1901, and 54-108 in 2019, the third most losses in franchise history. The O’s have lost 223 games the last two seasons, 11 more than any other team.

The last two seasons have also been a horror story for O’s first baseman Chris Davis. Once one of the most feared power hitters in the game and an MVP finalist, Davis has authored a .172/.256/.308 batting line in 874 plate appearances the last two years. At one point he went an MLB record 62 plate appearances between hits.

Davis turns 34 next month and Monday morning he told reporters, including MLB.com’s Joe Trezza, he considered walking away from the game at the end of last season. Ultimately, he decided to return this year because he believes “there’s still something left in the tank.” Here’s more from Trezza:

“I know what I’m capable of. I know what I expect of myself. I don’t want to continue to just struggle … That’s not fair to these guys. That’s not fair to our fans or anyone…

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