Athletics

Athletics

At one point in the season, Khris Davis was hitting .247 in his last 247 games.

He's the most interesting man in the world.

Well, Davis is the most interesting player in baseball, according to MLB.com's Richard Justice.

The A's slugger recently became the subject of Justice's latest article highlighting the uniqueness that is Khrush.

"His gift is the single most valuable offensive commodity," Justice told NBC Sports California. "He also has that 'it thing' every team wants in terms of approach and personality. He’s part of what makes the A’s unique. When he’s at home plate, you’re going to stop and watch, and isn’t that about the highest compliment you can give a guy?”

For starters, Justice wrote about the 31-year-old's power which, of course, meant discussing the fact that he's leading the league with 10 long balls. And you guys -- he's on pace to hit 85 by the time the season comes to an end. 

Eighty. Five.

The topic of his impending free agency was also brought up with KD, which could even be the most interesting part about him. It's been a rarity that a player would genuinely want to stay in small-market Oakland. Davis has said multiple times he would like to be a member of the Green and Gold for a few more years.

"I envision myself winning a championship in Oakland," Davis told NBC Sports California last season. "We've got a great group of guys I like to be around and just grow with them on a daily basis. I like where I'm at right now."

 

A's manager Bob Melvin and GM David Forst have said the conversation is "ongoing" in regard to Davis' 2020 free agent status. But it's very clear he wants to keep sporting the Kelly Green uniform.

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Additionally. we've been seeing more and more glimpses of what type of person the Davis is. Justice credits Davis' "lack of ego" and how his work ethic has impacted younger players in big and small ways.