According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Orioles have ‘jumped into the Matt Holliday sweepstakes’.
I don’t think that the Orioles will seriously land Matt Holliday. I mean, why would he want to come to a team that has lost for 12 straight seasons and despite improvements made will not be a contender in the AL East. Furthermore, what would happen with Nolan Reimold and I’m sure Luke Scott is dealt to another team.
In addition, if Holliday signed with Baltimore — he’d be very expensive; however, he’d perhaps awaken the fanbase and be quite a presence in the lineup.
He’d be a good fit for the dimensions of Camden Yards (despite his Oakland experience) with his power. However, his stats over the years might have been affected by playing in Colorado, but Holliday has one of the better bats in all of the game.
If I were in the Orioles front office (they’ve been bold so far), I’d say take a chance, make an offer to Holliday, and see if he would accept.
Sadly, though, I see him back in St. Louis in quite a desirable situation with Albert Pujols and the fanbase they’ve got.