Negotiations on the extension between Chris Davis and "A" took place over a year, and the refusals again appealed to the media members (including Jane Lee) that his desire to remain Auckland. To this end, Davis is also ready to accept wage cuts to continue, saying Lee, that he will be ready to take $ 10 million a year if A had to extend at least 2021 season.
represent a rather significant reduction in wages for Davis, who should earn $ 16.5 million in 2019 after he and Athletic escaped arbitration by deciding to contract in Davis last year. Davis, however, admitted that his market might be limited to a free agency next winter. On the opening day of the 2020 season, he will be 33 years old and he does not offer a well-rounded game ̵
" I do not want to break the bank. I want to be happy playing baseball. I do not try to reach a maximum of dollars Davis said. $ 16 million, this is the top for me. I do not want more. I'll probably have to take a cut, and that's fine while I'm here .
This is an extremely public stance for the player, and perhaps the one that Davis's agent and / or MLBPA can raise concerns about how the union faces the overall dynamics of salaries from free agents. From Auckland's point of view, the club may feel that it has enough leverage to avoid expansion, given that Davis may still want to subscribe again after the season, even if he places more large numbers. Davis's spread even with a modest two-year deal of about $ 20 million by 2021 still puts some risk to A, since a low-wage team such as athletics is unlikely to afford even $ 10 million. Albatross salary, if Davis production will turn out.
However, in a vacuum, Davis's comments are not too far from any high-paying veteran player who recognizes that their next contract will be smaller, or a player who prefers a particular team or plays as an opponent a wider choice of free agent selection . Davis's total output also allowed him to seize $ 32 million in his three-year arbitration, which is why he is more than financially protected. As Susan Stasserson of the San Francisco Chronicle said 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 hopes to continue wearing knitwear A for " for at least another three years .
" It's not good that there is now a free agent ", – Davis said. " I'm 31. I do not know if I'm too old. There are many things that go through my head." "