In light of the Orioles’ series in Fenway this week, Chris Davis was asked about the Red Sox interest in him this past offseason, prior to resigning with the O’s:
Per Boston Herald–
“I think they were one of the teams that we talked to throughout the offseason,” Davis said before last night’s game at Fenway Park. “I pretty much tried to stay out of it as much as I could and let my agent handle it, but I remember their name coming up a few times. I don’t know how in depth they talked. I don’t know if it was just a feeler or what was going on.”
When asked if he would have actually considered playing at Fenway with the Red Sox-
“It’s hard to say,” he said. “It’s obviously a place I’m familiar with, a place that I’ve played a lot over my career, and it’s hard to say now. Going into it, I didn’t know what (free agency) was going to look like or who was going to be out there. I just tried to keep an open mind and let my agent handle it, and I continued to prepare myself for the season.”
I’d rather die an early death than see Chris Davis hit for the Red Sox. That fat fuck Ortiz is retiring this season, so Chris Davis replacing him would have been all too terrible. Davis would have absolutely raked at Fenway, and would have terrorized Orioles pitching for seven years, so the fact that that won’t be happening is very relieving. This report makes the contract the O’s gave him even more worth it, since it potentially saved them from facing Davis 19 times a year. I realize baseball’s a business, but I don’t think I’d ever look at Davis the same way if he played in Boston. Good thing that didn’t happen.