In terms of opportunity cost, locking up their first baseman for the next seven years ahead of his age-30 season prevented the Orioles from having much flexibility at a position that's one of strength for the organization. Before Davis signed, the Orioles traded for Mark Trumbo, who ended up leading the league in home runs in 2016 before getting a three-year deal in free agency. Given his struggles as a DH as opposed to being in the field, he could use some time at first base, but can't get it. Likewise, rookie Trey Mancini broke out last year at the major league level, but had to play left field. He was fine defensively, but the team's outfield defense has slipped significantly in recent years as they've opted for hitters out there.