Jeff Zrebiec and Roch Kubatko of the Baltimore Sun write that the Cubs sent some of their scouts to watch Brian Roberts yesterday. Lets face it, they had to be impressed. Roberts went 1 for 2 with an RBI double, walk, scored a run, and stole 2 bases. There is no doubt that he would help the Cubs. Jeff and Roch go on to say that Mark Derosa's heart surgery does play in on a potential deal for Brian Roberts. They feel Ronny Cedeno, Sean Gallagher and two other prospects are what the O's are seeking. Naming Jose Ceda( who is deemed untouchable) and Donald Veal as one of the two prospects they want. The O's will not send scouts til next week to take a peak at the Cubs young players so we are still a little ways away from a deal. But it seems like more and more it is likely to happen.
On other Cubs notes-
-Ron Santo said yesterday during the game that he feels the Cubs will make another "Big Move" before opening day. He then went on to talk about Brian Roberts. It may be just coincidence but I thought I would mention it.
- The Mets are looking for a right handed left fielder and Matt Murton is one of the possibilities although they would like to have the same person fill in at 1st which Murton has no experience. It seem like Murton still might be traded if the right deal comes along.
- The Cubs have little interest in CoCo Crisp because of the money he is owed and the amount of years left on his contract. They like for Fuld or Pie to start in CF on opening day.
- Soriano's legs are looking good according to Lou. As of right now Soriano is set to lead off.
- Zambrano will start today against the Giants and will likely pitch two innings.