In 156 games in 2012, Davis hit .227 with a .308 OBP and .771 OPS, 32 HR and 90 RBI in 584 plate appearances.
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Davis for around $3 million is a steal. However, he’ll be due a bigger raise next year, he’ll still have three years of arbitration and the team should be in a better financial position, at which point I assume they’ll begin talking about a longer-term, guaranteed deal. I think a deal similar to what Billy Butler signed with the Royals is a good comp, i.e., four years, $30 million, which would cover his final three arbitration seasons and a year of free agency, which I think is fair.