Now that the third base situation is finally in hand, maybe Chris Davis can now relax and settle in at first base, right?
Not so fast. It would behoove Davis not to sign a long-term lease at first. Justin Smoak is coming and coming fast, from all reports. Most speculation has him arriving by 2010 and with his reputation as a smooth glove man, as well as a terrific hitter, Davis will likely be on the move again very soon.
Where will he land? Not sure what the Rangers' plans are there, or even if they're thinking along those lines yet (the way this organization plans ahead, though, my guess is they have something in mind).
One thing for sure, I doubt there will be all this hub-bub when Davis is asked to move.
-- JIM REEVES