Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Roberts asked for trade???

According to many of my readers and it is also on http://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59468-

As usual read into this as little or as much as you want. I was told late last evening that Roberts has spoken with upper management and ownership and requested a trade to happen soon if he is in fact going to be traded. AM wants him moved. The focus now is with the Cubs and Payton would be a part of the package going back to Chicago. With Roberts scheduled to report today he feels a deal could happen by the end of the week.

I now think this deal will come through. If Roberts did in fact as for a trade I can see it happening very soon. While Angelos has a man crush on Roberts he will have to face the fact that Roberts does not want to be apart of the rebuilding process and trade him to the Cubs. I would really like to see a deal get done soon so Roberts can get use to the players, coaches, etc.


Anonymous said...

I now believe that the Roberts deal will finally get finished sometime within the end of the week or sometime early next week before spring training games start. But I would rather not take Jay Payton off their shoulders and trade for someone like Reggie Wilitts.

Anonymous said...

do you think the Cubs can trade Marquis without assuming some of his contract $? Stu Mac

Anonymous said...

If cubs get Payton then Marquis or Dempster will be part of the deal in my opinion. They are all around that 5 million salary range. I would rather have Willits. Nick I

cubsfan82 said...

The Cubs will have to pay part of his contract in order to get a decent player. I can see him going to the Angels for Willits or BoSox for CoCo Crisp. Both would be 4th outfielders or guys to fill in if an injury or if Pie does not hack it.