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I wouldn't read too much into this yet. We still have several months to go and many unanswered questions around the league. Now that the Hamilton's and Greinke's have fallen into place, I expect to see some action on the next tier of free-agents. This could generate some trade action as well.
I agree with OrangeBlackBird, the team could easily send one of the younger pitchers in exchange for a 1B prospect the team believes in long term. For 2013 Chris Davis is likely to get the lions share of games at 1B but there is no long term plan here. It's not just 2013 I am thinking of its 2013 and beyond.
Let's say defensively he's first rate. His bat plays up and he has another career year. What kind of contract is he going to command? Yes, he's under team control for a couple years yet and not a looming free agent.
If he's at least a league average 1B then fantastic. If he ends up being hurt constantly. If he isn't league average. If he forgets how to hit or whatever. What is the long term plan for the team?
They could probably extend him if he has another great year offensively and also plays a good 1B to something less than Jones got. I would think maybe 4/48 or something like that might work since he still will have another year or two after next year.