Chris Davis is Having an Amazing Spring and Everyone Should Be Rooting for Him

Chris Davis
Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis is looking like his old self. | Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Baltimore Orioles signed Chris Davis to a $161 million deal in 2016 and since then he has been one of the worst players in the game. Davis slashed .179/.276/.326 with 12 home runs and 139 strikeouts last season. That was only in 105 games. He has eclipsed the 200-strikeout mark twice in his Orioles career.

After his well-documented struggles in 2019, Davis admitted he considered retiring from baseball.

Fortunately he decided to come back for one more go around, and in a pleasant turn of events he is looking like a decent player thus far into Spring Training. He has a 1.883 OPS to start camp and even has three home runs.

This is obviously a small sample size against sometimes less competition, but it is hard not to root for Davis to make a comeback. Remember, this is a guy who led the big leagues in homers in two separate seasons and was a 2013 All-Star. His fall from grace was steep and quick, yet it looks like he could rebound in 2020, and that's something baseball fans should absolutely be rooting for.

Someone in such a bad multi-year slump may just need one good month of baseball to get back to basics. Davis was a 5.3 WAR player in 2015. In 2019 he was a disastrous -1.0. Three home runs in 13 spring at-bats could be a good omen for the man who has been such a disappointment for the past four years.