The Baltimore Orioles Five Biggest Offseason Priorities

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Lock up Chris Davis 

Sep 5, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The power-hitting first baseman missed the final 24 games of the season because of a 25-game suspension for the use of adderall. That was a huge loss for the Orioles, even though most fans might not have thought it.

Sure Davis held a measly .196 average during the 2014 season, but 26 home runs is irreplaceable. And 112 home runs in three years, well you better believe that is irreplaceable. The only question that lies here is this: How much cash we talking?

Will Davis get paid like a 26 home run hitter or a 53 home run hitter, the amount he hit in 2013? Here is my prediction: Chris Davis will get paid somewhere in the middle of those two. He will probably receive around what a 35 home run hitter gets paid, 33 being the amount of bombs he hit in 2012. The exact amount of money that this type of player is worth is what I’m unsure of, but that’s the performance he will be expected to display.