Davis is the best pure power hitter on the market, and someone is going to pay a pretty penny for his services.
Prediction: Houston Astros, 6 years/$120 million.
Chris Davis essentially does 3 things: homer, walk, or strikeout. The punch outs and draft pick compensation attached to Davis will definitely scare some teams away, but his incredible power and high OBP will surely find a suitor willing to pay big. Remember, this a game in which power is more valuable than ever, and Davis has led the league in big flys in two of the past three seasons.
Born in Longview Texas, Davis should welcome a return to his home state. The Astros are a team built on homers and strikeouts so the addition of Davis almost makes too much sense. They would have to move incumbent Chris Carter, but Davis provides a measurable upgrade so it could be well worth it for the Astros to do so. They don’t have much payroll committed to next season, so a big ticket free agent like Davis could make sense.