Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me

SDS

What the heck happened to him? I'm a Phillies fan and don't really follow the AL teams that much.

SDS

Guy is better at chew than he is baseball. That’s about it

SDS

He lost his mojo, but because of his contract he hasn't been let go or sent down like others were, so his misery continues for all to witness...

SDS

@Hikes83 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

Guy is better at chew than he is baseball. That’s about it

-7 OPS+ this year, I could probably manage that. Why teams insist on hanging on to guys like this just because they have huge contracts I'll never understand. He is literally helping you lose games by being in the game.

SDS

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Hikes83 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

Guy is better at chew than he is baseball. That’s about it

-7 OPS+ this year, I could probably manage that. Why teams insist on hanging on to guys like this just because they have huge contracts I'll never understand. He is literally helping you lose games by being in the game.

I’m a Jays fan so I’ve seem a ton of Chris Davis over the years. The last few years, he looks absolutely lost at the plate. It’s almost sad to see. Swings and misses and doesn’t even come close to the ball

SDS

He's a really good beer league softball slugger at best.

SDS

He got killed by the shift. And overall decline in skill

SDS

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Hikes83 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

Guy is better at chew than he is baseball. That’s about it

-7 OPS+ this year, I could probably manage that. Why teams insist on hanging on to guys like this just because they have huge contracts I'll never understand. He is literally helping you lose games by being in the game.

He’s lost in his own head. As an O’s fan it was/is really tough to see. But the money in his contract is spent whether you keep him or not.

But one important thing to remember this year and next is that the team might save millions by keeping him if Covid cancels more games. If next year half the season gets canceled and he’s still on the roster, they only have to pay him half of his $17M salary since all active players get their salary reduced by the number of games missed. If they cut him, they would have to pay him the full $17M even if there is no season in 2021. Crazy, but true.

SDS

@asocial_grace said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Hikes83 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

Guy is better at chew than he is baseball. That’s about it

-7 OPS+ this year, I could probably manage that. Why teams insist on hanging on to guys like this just because they have huge contracts I'll never understand. He is literally helping you lose games by being in the game.

He’s lost in his own head. As an O’s fan it was/is really tough to see. But the money in his contract is spent whether you keep him or not.

But one important thing to remember this year and next is that the team might save millions by keeping him if Covid cancels more games. If next year half the season gets canceled and he’s still on the roster, they only have to pay him half of his $17M salary since all active players get their salary reduced by the number of games missed. If they cut him, they would have to pay him the full $17M even if there is no season in 2021. Crazy, but true.

Be careful. Someone might see this and hire you as the next GM of the Orioles.

Seriously, that is weird. I never would have thought of that.

On a similar note, what was the deal with players who opted out? Did the dodgers have to pay any part of David price’s salary?

SDS

@MathMan5072 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@asocial_grace said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Hikes83 said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

On a similar note, what was the deal with players who opted out? Did the dodgers have to pay any part of David price’s salary?

In short, no. If a player opted out this year, he forgave his salary too. Unless he is deemed to be in a high-risk group personally (like if he has asthma), in which case he could opt out but still get paid. I think almost all the guys who opted out this year didn’t get paid.

SDS

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

What the heck happened to him? I'm a Phillies fan and don't really follow the AL teams that much.

From what I remember, he was diagnosed with ADHD and used Adderall for treatment. He had two failed drug tests, the second of which resulted in a 25 game suspension back in 2015.

Instead of using the banned Adderall, he now receives a year long exemption under the drug testing policy and uses an approved medication, Vyvanse. The difference between the two drugs is that Adderall is fast-acting and Vyvanse is a slow-release acting drug. That’s why Adderall is common as a performance enhancer.

His performance and career numbers dropped dramatically after switching medications.

SDS

@ilvmyjeep said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

@Dino-might_not said in Someone explain IRL Chris Davis to me:

What the heck happened to him? I'm a Phillies fan and don't really follow the AL teams that much.

From what I remember, he was diagnosed with ADHD and used Adderall for treatment. He had two failed drug tests, the second of which resulted in a 25 game suspension back in 2015.

Instead of using the banned Adderall, he now receives a year long exemption under the drug testing policy and uses an approved medication, Vyvanse. The difference between the two drugs is that Adderall is fast-acting and Vyvanse is a slow-release acting drug. That’s why Adderall is common as a performance enhancer.

His performance and career numbers dropped dramatically after switching medications.

Where can I get Adderall in England? I’d like to hit like prime Chris Davis in MLB the Show.

SDS

The RNG of IRL MLB got to him. He rage quit, so now the computer is taking over for him, and being really bad.
SORT OF what this guy wanted: https://forums.theshownation.com/topic/22858/pout-quitters-idea-for-dealing-w-them?_=1605718333854
The computer just gets really bad. 🤷 Therefore, Chris Davis is bad.

SDS

He hits like I do in RS. Every once in a while he hits it a mile, but 99% of the time it’s a swing and miss.

SDS

He was my favorite player to watch in his prime years though. Man, that was entertaining.

Log in to reply