At the monthly roundtable meeting of the St. Louis-based Bob Broeg SABR chapter this past Monday, we conducted an impromptu poll of the members present, asking “Irrespective of team, when will Albert Pujols sign?” We offered the following deadlines:
- By Thanksgiving (11/24)
- By end of winter meetings (12/8)
- By Christmas (12/25)
- By winter warmup (1/16)
- By spring training (2/15)
The plurality figures that the most accomplished free agent of this offseason will sign sometime between the winter meetings and Christmas. Will the wisdom of this crowd prove to be reliable?