Why he'll stay an Oriole: Sometimes a player and a city, even apparently mismatched ones, just fit. Davis is a big fella from Texas who dreamed of playing for the Rangers, and spent three-plus seasons doing so. But he bounced between the major and minor leagues and never achieved their desired consistency. After being traded to the Orioles in July 2011, he got the chance he was looking for in Baltimore under manager Buck Showalter, and things clicked. He became a fan favorite, a two-time Most Valuable Oriole and a key part of the team's resurgence. After the Orioles allowed Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis to leave last offseason, Davis' potential departure has become the hot-button issue with fans this summer and fall, with many threatening to turn their backs on the club if Davis signs elsewhere. So the pressure is really on the Orioles to keep him. It won't affect his overall value much, but he'll also be offered and reject a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, meaning that any team that signs him must forfeit a compensatory draft pick to the Orioles.