So it is getting to be that time of year again where we start looking at minor leaguers, guys in crowded infields and outfields, and once top prospects that may have lost some of their luster, or just enough to no longer be untouchable. Please refrain from railing against trading for other people's garbage because that isn't what this post is for. It's for weighing in on your level of interest in a player, where they might fit in on our team and what you might be willing to pay for him. If the answer to any of these is "zero" so be it, but please keep it on an even keel. I welcome anyone to post one of these using the very catchy feature name I tacked on there, so that it will be obvious what the post is rather than 10 "Dexter Fowler?!?!" and "Lars Anderson the answer at 1st?" threads. Of course I'm way to lazy to do a large number of these but this probably wont be the last. Windowshopping: Chris Davis...after the jump
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Davis has legitimately lost the "1B of the future" spot, first to Justin Smoak, who was traded and now to Mitch Moreland. Even though the Rangers say he is still a part of their future, there isn't really anywhere for him to play now that he is blocked by Moreland, and Michael Young taking AB's at DH. in 2009, he came up for about 2/3 of a season and hit .238 with 21 HR's before crashing to earth last year hitting .192 with 3 HR's in 120 ABs. He has been up and down since the start of last year and in 48 AB's this may hit .250 with 3 HR, though sporting a 5 BB: 17K ratio. While not world beating it is a good sign, but he was recently sent down to make roster room for Hamilton and Cruz.
I will leave it to those more knowledgeable about his periphs and issues to elaborate in the thread. I am cautious of another Jeff Clement, but I believe Davis is better. The Rangers have a need for bullpen help and have been linked to Hammer, though I personally feel that is too much, and probably think Meek is too much as well, but would be happy with Veras for Davis in a sell high scenario. I would much rather have Davis a young power bat with upside, who I feel would give us Overbay's production at a fraction of the price. Also the Buccos could start Wood, Pedro and Davis and power PNC on the wind energy from their massive strikeouts (sorry, cheap shot)