Chris Davis retires, National writers rip Orioles (Ep. 78)

This past week saw the Orioles lose a ton of games while being raked through the coals by just about everyone in sports media. Yay?

  
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We finally have our answer to the perennial topic among Oriole fans: “When will the team just cut Chris Davis?” Ultimately, they never did; at least not officially. Davis announced his retirement this week following a lengthy rehab of a hip that reportedly was not responding to treatment. He will still get his entire contract. The pay timeline will just change a little bit.

Davis’ legacy as an Oriole is complicated. From 2012 through 2016 he was one of the best players in the league on the team that had won more regular season games than any other club in that time. He deserved a big contract, and it was understandable that the Orioles were the team to give it out. But that doesn’t make the five seasons of subpar play that followed to be any easier to swallow.

On this week’s episode, the guys talk about Davis, his time as an Oriole, and how he will be remembered. Later, they join the scores of Oriole fans annoyed by the way in which the national media has decided to rip the Orioles’ rebuild this week.

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