Baseball's free agent market is open for business, and it always starts with the Orioles facing the same question.
Is this the year that they hurl caution to the wind and throw around some real money to get over the top in the American League East?
Manager Buck Showalter pondered that possibility in an interview session on Friday night, and his response probably isn't going to warm the hearts of O's fans who have been fantasizing about Robinson Cano or Jacoby Ellsbury.
"At what price … at the expense of not having [Matt] Wieters or [J.J.] Hardy or [Chris] Davis or [Nick] Markakis?'' he said. "I like our guys. I don't covet a lot of people's players. I don't. It's a lot more fun doing it this way. It may require a little more confidence in the process you have to have. We didn't get where we got overnight. We need to have another good, competitive year. I know where I want it to end."
That would be next year's World Series, of course, but is that realistic barring outside improvem...