Chris Davis is clearly the Most Valuable Oriole

Chris Davis is clearly the Most Valuable Oriole
September 22, 2013, 11:45 am
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(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Davis is the Orioles’ most valuable player. That’s not big news, but next week, it will become official.

Members of the media were invited to vote on who the Most Valuable Orioles was, and it would be a shock if Davis wasn’t the unanimous choice.

Davis has broken the club record for home runs and extra-base hits, and entering Sunday’s game has 134 RBIs, fourth most in a season.

There are several other Orioles who have had noteworthy seasons: Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and J.J. Hardy.

All five were deservedly All-Stars and have played well in both halves of the season.

Machado’s play at third base has been outstanding, and he’s hit much better than most had anticipated.

In most other years, Jones would have been a contender for the MVO, which he has won the last two years, but Davis’ offense and Machado’s defense and offense has outshone him.

Tillman has won more games than any other Orioles pitcher since Mike Mussina won 18 in 1999, and Hardy has been extremely consistent.

Despite the Orioles’ recent swoon, Davis is clearly the most valuable player on the team.