The Third top Astros Free-Agent Target
Oct 4, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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3. 1B Chris Davis
I had to put one shoot for the stars option in this article. Chris Davis could command an estimated five-year $75 million deal. But, Davis has proved his value over the past season. Davis led the AL in homers this season with 47 bombs and finished slightly behind Josh Donaldson in RBIs with 117. He finished in the top 10 in walks with 84 and batted a respectable .262 batting average. Davis fits perfectly into the Crush City philosophy of the Astros. If you can smash home runs, take walks, and bat above .250 for the Astros – you’re golden.
The challenge of signing Chris Davis is the Astros top prospect is 1B AJ Reed. Signing Davis to such a large deal would essentially make Reed a trade chip in a potential trade for some such as Padres closer Craig Kimbrel. However, it’s likely the Astros continue to groom Reed as their first basemen of the future.
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