Report: Giants have “serious interest” in Chris Davis

Armed with a lot of money to spend, it looks like the San Francisco Giants will use a lot of it this offseason. Even after spending $75 million on a contract extension for Brandon Crawford (story here), the Giants have their eyes on a big prize, one that will likely cost much more than Crawford.

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Giants have “serious interest” in power hitting first baseman/outfielder Chris Davis.

Davis, 29, has been one of the games best power hitters and since 2012, he has hit a combined 159 home runs, or 39.75 home runs per season.

Last season with the Orioles, Davis hit .262 with 47 home runs and 117 RBI, but what was concerning was the 208 strikeouts, a career high. He has struck out at least 169 times per season since 2012.

On the open market, Davis figures to draw a decent amount of interest, with MLBTradeRumors.com speculating he will land a six-year, $144 million contract, with possible fits being the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres.

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  1. J French Rennier

    Chris Davis in Left Field would give the Giants a formable lineup especially having him bat 5th behind Posey followed by Pence.

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  2. James Poteat

    I agree, Formidable!! Awesome!! and costly. The Giants should attempt to manufacture a trade with the White Sox for Adam Eaton for Left and/or Center and is a lead off base stealing threat/replaces Pagan and concentrate on that costly SP plus one other whether Leake or an unexpected like Shelby Miller/Happ and a must have closer, O’Day/Joakim Soria,Chapman. All wishful thinking.

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