If that's the truth, it will certainly set you free -- of the notion that the Orioles will ever compete in the AL East. If you want to win 78 games every year, you're right on the money. I'm not the guy saying it's a soft free agent market. Go read the national guys who couldn't give a rat about the Orioles. BTW, those asterisks next to a lot of the really good players are almost all club options that will be picked up. If Pujols is out there, the Orioles ought to offer him $250 million bucks. I'm right there with you. If all you can sign is Jorge Cantu, I'll grudgingly wait. If you've been reading me, you know I've been clamoring for big offensive improvement THIS WINTER, even though it is a soft market, so stop with your ranting about me parrotting the company line.