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.