Chili Davis is leaving the A’s to become batting coach for the Red Sox. It is a big deal — a big bad deal for the A’s. Chili is a great hitting coach. He works long hours. And he is a great guy.

I have a theory why he left the A’s — I have not talked to him about it. I can almost guarantee the Sox are paying him more money, the money he deserves. I can almost guarantee the A’s would not pay him the money he deserves. He did the right thing for him.

The A’s should stop being so cheap. Their cheapness made them lose Chili Davis. In my opinion.