Athletics’ Davis: ‘Obvious’ team doesn’t value winning

Posted: 03/06/2017 in MLB, Sports
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Veteran outfielder Rajai Davis is mired in a rut, and so too is the entire Oakland Athletics roster, losers of their last four games and sitting dead last in the American League at 22-29.

Following Oakland’s most recent loss – a 9-4 drubbing at the hands of Davis’ old team, the Cleveland Indians – the 36-year-old had some choice words about his current squad’s will to win.

“We have got to find a way to win,” Davis told John Hickey of The Mercury News following Tuesday’s game, adding that the Athletics “have to value winning more than our opponents.”

When asked specifically if the A’s aren’t valuing winning, Davis doubled down: “That’s obvious, otherwise we would be winning.”

Davis joined the Athletics last offseason on a one-year, $6-million deal after providing Cleveland with one of the most memorable sports moments in the city’s history.

The outfielder – known for his speed – is enduring an abysmal start to his season at the plate, slashing .200/.245/.303 in 39 games. Davis is also a member of the league’s fourth-worst outfield by wRC+, as the Athletics are only better in that category than the Giants, Royals, and Padres.

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