Chris Davis and "A" talks have been held for over a year and the shooter has repeatedly told media members (including Jane Lee) at MLB.com that he wants to stay in Oakland. To this end, Davis is also willing to cut wages so he can extend by telling Lee that he will be willing to accept $ 10 million a year if A is to be extended for at least the 2021 season
represent a remarkable pay cut for Davis, who must win $ 16.5MM in 2019 after he and Athletics avoided arbitrage by settling a contract in the last year of Davis's eligibility. Davis, however, admitted that his market could be restricted to the free agency next winter. He will be 33 years old on the opening day of the 2020 season, and he does not offer a well-rounded game ̵
" I do not want to break the bank. I want to be happy to play baseball. I do not try to deplete the dollars "said Davis. $ 16 million, that's the best for me, I do not want more than that, I'll probably have to cut it off, and that's fine, as long as I'm Here is an unusual public position for a player to take, and perhaps one that Davis and / or MLBPA's agent may have concerns about how the union is facing a slowdown in free agents' salaries from the point of view of Oakland, the club may feel that there are enough levers to avoid any widening by taking a pledge that Davies may still want to sign a discount after the season even if he publishes bigger numbers. "Davis' extension even in a modest two-year deal for about $ 20MM to 2021 still carries some risk for A, as a team with a lower salary like Athletics can hardly afford even a $ 10 million albatross if Davis's fall falls
However, in a vacuum, Davis's comments are not too far from any high paid veteran recognizing that their next contract will be of lesser value, or a player, who will prioritize specific team or playing for rival wider range of choice of a free agent. Davis's final results also allow him to capture $ 32 million. During his three years of arbitration, he is now more secure than financially. As Susan Susan of San Francisco Chronicle had noted earlier this winter, the length of the contract was "much more important to Davis than the annual contract value," and Davies told reporters today that he hoped to continue wearing A T-shirt for " at least another three years .
" It is not good now that you be a free agent ," said Davis. " I am now 31. I do not know if I'm too old There are many things that go through my head "