Baltimore has eight impending free agents on its roster and the club is hoping to re-sign at least a handful of them. Chris Davis has had a fair amount of success with the Orioles this season, and according to CSN Baltimore's Rich Dubroff, Baltimore is hoping to re-sign Davis at the end of the season.
13 of Davis' 32 home runs have come since July 22 and while he has proven to be a key piece in the Orioles' lineup, Baltimore might have several other major league pieces to replace this off season. Matt Wieters, Wei-Yin Chin, Darren O'Day, Gerardo Parra, Nolan Reimold, and Steve Pearce are also set to become free agents after 2015.
Although they might have an advantage because Davis has thrived in Baltimore, the Orioles could be one of several teams interested in Davis. The market for first baseman is comparatively thin, with Mike Napoli, Justin Morneau, and Edwin Encarnacion among the more established options.
Wieters missed a fraction of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery and has been plagued by injuries since returning. Pearce will likely prove to be an attractive infield piece and it is unlikely the Orioles will be able to retain both Davis and Wieters. MASN's Roch Kubatko notes it is unlikely the Orioles will be in a position to re-sign each of their soon-to-be free agents.
Davis, 29, has posted a 257/.341/.541 batting line to complement 32 home runs and 85 RBIs through 112 games this season.
Sitting at 58-56, the Orioles do have an opportunity to make the playoffs this season. While they are contending in 2015, the organization is in the process of determining how its 2016 will look. Ideally, Chris Davis will be in the lineup on a nightly basis.