With one good year in the last four, the Orioles signed Trumbo to a three year $37.5 million contract. While never having a particularly high average, the Orioles were hopeful the power resurgence would justify the contract. Unfortunately for Baltimore their hopes were never realized. In 2017, despite playing in 146 games, Trumbo hit 23 home runs with 65 RBIs. His average dipped to .234.
In the second year, it got worse with 90 games, 17 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .261 average. The final year of the three year contract was the worst. He played in only 12 games. He had no home runs, 3 RBIs and a .172 batting average.
Trumbo and Davis were both signed by the GM Dan Duquetter who was setting the table for resigning Manny Machado in the future. However, this decision pancaked onto the decision to sign Davis for his one year performance made resigning Manny impossible and future firings. Like most General Managers if you are in the game long enough you get to see the good and the ugly. These two signings along raise the bar pretty high for any General Manager
For almost $38 million the Orioles received 40 home runs and 112 RBIs in three seasons. Trumbo had his worst 3 seasons of his career after signing this deal with Baltimore.