Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Rich Dubroff of CSNMidAtlantic.com last week that he had pulled the club’s nine-figure proposal to Chris Davis off the table. But that doesn’t mean there has been a complete breakdown in negotiations.
Jon Heyman has the update in his latest Inside Baseball column at CBSSports.com …
While it has been said that the Orioles have “pulled” the $154 million, seven-year offer to slugger Chris Davis, owner Peter Angelos and Davis’ agent Scott Boras continue to have dialogue by phone and continue to debate whether that is the appropriate offer; they spoke as recently as midweek.
Davis and Boras are thought to be looking for something closer to $200 million, but it sounds like they could double back to Baltimore if no other team takes the bait.
Davis, 29, batted .262/.361/.562 with 47 home runs and 117 RBI in 160 games this past season for the O’s. He also led all major league hitters with 208 strikeouts.