Mark Trumbo

Two years later: What it cost the Orioles to re-sign Chris Davis

Two years later: What it cost the Orioles to re-sign Chris Davis

Two years ago Tuesday, the Orioles agreed to a club-record contract with first baseman Chris Davis after a courtship that looked to have gone cold numerous times but ultimately brought the two-time home run king back to Baltimore.

At the time, his signing presaged an extension of the team's competitive window after a disappointing end to the 2015 season. The team didn't bring back Nick Markakis, but reliever Darren O'Day and Davis both returned in free agency, and the club bet on Davis as a player whose success would carry on into his 30s.

At the anniversary of his signing last season, it was unclear whether Davis' down 2016 was just the bad part of his good-year/bad-year...

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