Orioles season preview: 14 questions for 2014 [Pictures]
Manny Machado's recovery, Chris Davis' home run tally and more questions to ponder as Baltimore preps for Monday's Opening Day at Camden Yards.
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2. What will Chris Davis do for an encore?( Mark J. Rebilas / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / March 25, 2014 )
It's hard to envision the first baseman performing as well this year as he did in 2013, but that doesn't mean that Davis will struggle after leading the major leagues in home runs (53) and RBIs (138).
Davis finished third in AL Most Valuable Player voting after batting .286, and he also led the majors in total bases (370). The 28-year-old had 33 home runs and 85 RBIs in 2012, so he's not a one-year wonder.
It's uncertain whether the Orioles will be able to sign Davis, who isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season, to a long-term deal because the cost of a contract extension will keep climbing if he continues to crush the ball.