As another year of MLB's free agency came and is still here, fans are still hoping for that BIG bat and signing by Pete Angelos. What they fail to understand is that first it's not worth the money to oversign any free agent who is predicted to do well in an Oriole's uniform. Second, the owner will not take an investmnet so large for purposes that are unsuitable for the situation now. For instance, Fielder(Prince) or Pujols(Albert); the wishlist of many O's fans for the season. What is failed to understand is the past season just played. Look at the runs scored!! Its not the BIG bat that is needed for success in Baltimore, its the pitching ot hold down the runs. Look at it this way, you can score as many runs as your lineup is capable of; however, you will lose if you allow more runs to score.Last year for instance, the Orioles lineup that featured 176+ homeruns and 227+ doubles with a payroll of an estimated 85 million. Last season, Pujols had 29 doubles and 37 homeruns (tied with Baltimore's Reynolds). Comparing the two with millions of dollars as a difference. Also, Fielder last year had 36 doubles and 38 homeruns for also a substantial amount of money more than Baltimore's Reynolds.Therefore, look at the needs instead of wants when it comes to a game made of statistics. Last year the orioles had trouble holding down games in the back end of their bullpen and leading games with their rotation. So dont expect the BIG bat, expect pitching, it wins games.