There is plenty of optimism in Baltimore right now with the
Meanwhile, it's doom and gloom in St. Louis. It appears the
Interestingly enough, the Orioles keep being mentioned as one of a handful of teams that are expected to vie for Pujols' services when he hits the open market next winter (along with the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Nationals, Red Sox and Yankees). This blows my mind.
I know the Orioles made a token effort to sign
Still, when a respected baseball insider such as SI's Jon Heyman keeps touting the Orioles as contenders for Pujols' services, you can't help but imagine the possibilities, no matter how remote they might be.
Anyway, we're about nine months -- and maybe even an elusive season of winning baseball -- away from having to worry about the Orioles chatting it up with Pujols, so let's shift our focus back to spring training. The guys over at Orioles Insider are talking about more realistic things such as darkhorse contenders for the Orioles' roster.