Rangers getting interest Davis

The Rangers are getting much trade interest in first baseman Chris Davis even though he is back in Triple A Oklahoma City. The Boston Red Sox, who signed Carlos Delgado on Saturday, are among the teams that have shown interest. Major League sources say Davis has become a popular name.

Davis continues to flourish at Triple A Oklahoma since being sent down at the beginning of August. He is 6-for-16 with seven RBI in five games and is hitting .355 with ten home runs and 63 RBI in 72 games there.

Davis hit .188 with no home runs and three RBI in 31 games at the big league level this season. But there are some who feel he could be a late-blooming bat in a similar manner as Carlos Pena and Russell Branyan. He also remains a standout defensive player.

It’s doubtful the Rangers will do something now that players have to clear waivers to be traded. Davis is unlikely to get through waivers without being claimed. But if Mitch Moreland convinces the Rangers that he can be their everyday first baseman, Davis could be a prime topic of conversation between the Rangers and other teams in the off-season.

2 Comments

The Rangers need to put a package together and acquire Zack Grienke from the Royals. Although I doubt they would have interest in Chris Davis. How about Tanner Scheppers and Martin Perez?

Trading Davis at this point would be a classic case of selling low, not unlike trading Saltalamacchia a year or so too late. If JD can get a cache of high end/high flame out rate, young talent for Davis, then he has to rely on his scouting department on whether or not to make such a deal. Davis is a long time in, with terrible results most recent. He, like Salty could probably benefit from a change of scenery, but there’s no reason to move him, just for movement sake. There has to be a reciprocation of talent in return.

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