I thought Boras owned the rights to Mystery Team™
Well if its legit lets look down the list on who could afford to make a big bid
Cubs/Rangers - Even though the Rangers have publicly denied this, perhaps they have decided to use their Cliff Lee money from last year and go for it. The Cubs are looking to create a new identity and weaken a rival. This would do both
Mariners- Also in on Fielder, might be looking to get the guy who is older but has the lesser chance of breaking down (assuming hes 31)
Blue Jays- They need a 1B and have also been in on Fielder
Orioles/Nationals- Duquette has mentioned that they do not have to sign a big FA, however its still possible and they also have the money to spend. The Nats offered a similar deal to Teixeria a few years back, always willing to throw money out there.
I mean these are the 6 legit possibilities here and the Orioles/Nationals would be a stretch of course you could throw the crazy rumors of the Red Sox and Yankees getting involved and then spinning A-Gon or Teixeria for a front of the rotation guy. But I think in the end Pujols stays in St Louis. Would he be willing to tarnish his legacy in STL for an extra 20 million? That's what it comes down to.
Edited by Tyrone Biggums, 06 December 2011 - 09:41 PM.