Chris Davis

In Wild Card rematch, Orioles top Blue Jays—and nemesis Jose Bautista

In Wild Card rematch, Orioles top Blue Jays—and nemesis Jose Bautista

One of the biggest stories from the Orioles offseason was not who they signed but who they didn’t. Back in December, executive vice president of baseball operations made headlines when he recounted how he told the agent of outfielder Jose Bautista he would not be pursuing his client’s services.

“I said, ‘Really? Jose is a villain in Baltimore and I’m not going to go tell our fans that we’re courting Jose Bautista for the Orioles because they’re not going to be happy.'”

Bautista ended up re-signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, the A.L. East rival that knocked off the Orioles in an extra-innings Wild Card game last October. In a move many didn’t think possible, the Orioles...

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