Let's stipulate right now that Chris Davis has the right to wait as long as he wants to sign his next contract and agent Scott Boras has no obligation to concern himself with how a protracted search for the biggest possible deal for his top client might negatively impact the Orioles.
Baseball can be a cold, cold business even during this surprisingly warm winter.
The particulars of the Davis situation are well known. The Orioles offered him a seven-year deal worth a reported $150 million about a month ago. He turned it down and the Orioles — at least technically — withdrew it, but everybody knows that it's still there for him to accept.
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New Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke adjusts his baseball cap at a press conference announcing his signing in December.