The Baltimore Orioles are set to extend a qualifying offer to infielder Chris Davis, according to a club announcement Friday afternoon.
The deal in which Baltimore will send to Davis is for one-year and is worth $15.8 million. Davis is expected to decline the offer and become a free agent.
Davis will have the week to decide what is best for him in terms of location and money based on what he believes he is capable of. If he declines, which is likely, the Orioles will receive a compensation pick during next year's MLB draft while the team who signs Davis off the market will have to give up their top unprotected pick to make the signing.
As noted by MLBTradeRumors, there are times where some players decline and later re-sign, but the vast majority of them look ahead to the destination in which they may be headed.
Vice president Dan Duquette spoke about the situation and said that after careful consideration, he decided to extend offers to him, Matt Wieters and Wei-Yin Chen.
The only way in which Davis would return would be under the circumstances of a long-term deal, in the event of which he would become the club's everyday first baseman.
Davis enjoyed a rather strong 2015 season as he hit .262 with 47 home runs and 117 RBI's in 160 games played while having made a total of 670 plate appearances.
Davis joined the Orioles on June 30th, 2011 after being traded by the Texas Rangers where he was considered useless as there was no proper spot for Davis on the team's 40-man roster. After getting an opportunity play everyday in Baltimore, Davis has really reached his potential as he is one of the best sluggers in all of Major League Baseball.
Whether it's in Baltimore or somewhere else, Davis will get paid handsomely as power is something that is sought after in today's market.