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ESPN Radio discusses Pujols to O's in Free Agency


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I was on my way to work this morning and I had ESPN radio on and the news broke that the Cardinals and Pujols were done talking. They immediately started discussing free agent landing spots for him and the overwhelming favorite became not the Cubs but the O's. Everyone was agreeing that Pujols will want to sign with a club that has a strong fanbase and a core player foundation that is on the rise with money to spend. The O's were named as the ideal fit for him because of having all of the above and an owner that has an ego that makes him want to enshrine himself in baseball history.

I think this actually could be a good fit for Pujols. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and ESPN's opinion of the O's being the most logical fit for him.

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I'd love to see it but if AM is is brought back, it won't happen. Likely won't happen in any event but it's nice to dream. Signing Albert is exactly what the fans need to me. It would bring the first HOF player to the O's since Cal left. It would complete the circle of the first Albert that was signed and began the downfall of the organization and start a new history... :D

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I was on my way to work this morning and I had ESPN radio on and the news broke that the Cardinals and Pujols were done talking. They immediately started discussing free agent landing spots for him and the overwhelming favorite became not the Cubs but the O's. Everyone was agreeing that Pujols will want to sign with a club that has a strong fanbase and a core player foundation that is on the rise with money to spend. The O's were named as the ideal fit for him because of having all of the above and an owner that has an ego that makes him want to enshrine himself in baseball history.

I think this actually could be a good fit for Pujols. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and ESPN's opinion of the O's being the most logical fit for him.

No way. For about 100 different reasons. Those people don't understand what's going on in Baltimore. As Clapdiddy said, AM has said he would never sign a player for that much money, and I don't blame him one bit. Someone is going to be to Pujols what Texas was to ARod. They're going to try to buy a championship with one player, and it ain't gonna work. Just my guess.

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$30M is hard to stomach for one player, even if it happens to be the best player in the league. However, with guys like Vlad and Lee coming off the books, that's over half of his salary right there, and Pujols is probably going to put up 80% or more of their aggregate stats.

Then you also free up a roster spot. And you have the anchor of your lineup for the duration of that contract, whatever it may be.

Then factor in that there's basically no way he's going to make $300M.

I realize that our young players are going to start costing more and more, but this makes us contenders for a solid 5-7 years, IMO. Personally, I'd rather have our young SPs give us our best years before FA, then let some other organization pay them for what they did for us. As long as we continue to restock through the draft, I'm fine with letting all or most of our young pitchers walk into FA. We will get picks and probably their best years. I'd focus on locking up Jones and Wieters for six years each right now.

For Baltimore to return to greatness, the team needs to find a way to re-institutionalize itself in the BAL/DC area. Getting the top player on the planet goes a long way towards achieving that.

I don't think it's necessarily prudent, or even probable, but I think we could find a way to make it happen.

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