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What they are saying about Chris Davis

by Ryan Aber Published: July 14, 2013
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photo - Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones, left, greets teammate Chris Davis at home plate after Davis batted Jones in on a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: MDPS104
Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones, left, greets teammate Chris Davis at home plate after Davis batted Jones in on a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: MDPS104

“Chris had gotten an opportunity, but for whatever reason it hadn't clicked for him. There was no denying the ability. But we had a chance to win it all and needed to strengthen the pen. We decided to take the chance.”

Jon Daniels, Rangers general manager, to the Dallas Morning News

“He always had the incredible power that he's shown. What he's done is he's closed up his holes. If you can't get to the little areas that he still has trouble with, he's going to do a lot of damage.”

Joe Girardi, Yankees manager, to the New York Daily News

“He'd always go down and rake in the minors, come back up, hit a few home runs and struggle with his average. Now, I look at him and he's relaxed, having fun, just enjoying the game.  I can see it in his countenance. It's fun to watch. Sometimes it takes a change of scenery.”

Josh Hamilton, former Davis teammate with the Rangers, to the Los Angeles Times

“I think there's been a lot of people wondering how long he's going to keep it going, even after the first month. But he's kept it going for another 2 1/2 months. If he keeps it going, we're going to see something really special. If not, he's one of the best hitters in any lineup in the big leagues as is and we're really happy with what he's done so far and what he'll keep doing.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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A look at how Chris Davis' first half stacks up all-time

Player, Team#HR#Season#Final HRs

Barry Bonds, Giants#39#2001#73

Reggie Jackson, A's#37#1969#47

Mark McGwire, Cardinals#37#1998#70

Chris Davis, Orioles#37#2013#NA

Luis Gonzalez, Diamondbacks#35#2001#57

Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners#35#1998#56

Frank Howard, Senators#34#1969#48

Roger Maris, Yankees#33#1961#61

Sammy Sosa, Cubs#33#1998#66

Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners#33#1994#40

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