Update 7:52 on 1-27-08- I am hearing now that the O's will be pushing to trade Roberts soon so they can go into ST with there young team. They are in full rebuilding mode and have been in recent contact with the Cubs. I am hearing a three way trade is in the works that will send Marlon Byrd and Brian Roberts to the Cubs with Texas getting Murton and Marshall and the O's getting Gallagher, Cedeno, Colvin, and Armando Galrraga. This is just what I am hearing. Seems like we are giving up a lot for those two players but getting Roberts and Byrd really help the Cubs.
The O's have traded Bedard to the Mariners for Adam Jones and other prospects. Officials now say that the O's will push hard to trade Roberts before the end of the month. They want to get the best package available for him but wont trade him if they dont feel they get the best deal. It is also said the recent talks with the Cubs could really heat up and there demand for players like Pie may change with the acquisition of Adam Jones. It will be interested on what happens next week. At least we wont hear anymore " Bedard to Cubs" rumors.