As an Orioles fan the deal they gave Davis was really dumb for someone reasons. First, he had no huge offer even close to the Orioles offer on the table. Second, they knew he was using Adderall without a prescription. Third, why would the team sign Davis and then allow players like Britton, Adam Jones, Machado and Cruz walk?
The Orioles honestly just do some really dumb things, or did under Angelos. They didn't want to spend money on international prospects, they didn't like spending on free agents, they didn't believe that you pay a lot for starting pitchers, they would carry multiple Rule 5 guys on the roster, they would held on to Machado until the last year of his deal when if they would have traded him the year before they could have likely net two top 5 prospects from most any farm system that wanted Machado. Very odd that Davis got the monster deal that I thought would have ended up in Adam Jones, Manny Machado or Matt Wieters bank account.