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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:57 pm

swyck wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I don't think it changes Roberts value all that much. He'll probably score a few more runs but drive in a few less. I have no idea if Pinella would give him the chance to steal any more bases.

Marquis for Crisp is laughable.


Why would Roberts drive in less runs? Is the bottom of the Orioles lineup better then the bottom of the Cubs?

Yes, considering the Cubs have the pitcher hitting 9th.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:13 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
swyck wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I don't think it changes Roberts value all that much. He'll probably score a few more runs but drive in a few less. I have no idea if Pinella would give him the chance to steal any more bases.

Marquis for Crisp is laughable.


Why would Roberts drive in less runs? Is the bottom of the Orioles lineup better then the bottom of the Cubs?

Yes, considering the Cubs have the pitcher hitting 9th.


I don't know...if Marquis wins a starting pitching job that's two of the best hitting pitchers in baseball in front of Roberts. ;)

That said, Ted Lilly and his 0.149 obp probably balance that out a bit. !+)
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby BJSFAN123 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:03 am

I like him in Baltimore...the team runs at every chance they get
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby dobie76 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:15 am

Very good point about the steals. Do you think that had anything to do with Soriano's decresed steals & may have a negative effect should Roberts go to Chicago?????
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:11 pm

dobie76 wrote:Very good point about the steals. Do you think that had anything to do with Soriano's decresed steals & may have a negative effect should Roberts go to Chicago?????


The Cubs aren't against running...Soriano's decreased steals were due to his injuries.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby MadDog36 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:03 pm

I think the Red Sox will be fine with Buccholz, Lester and new signee Colon at the back end of the staff. They should relax.

The cubs sure they need another speedy option? Theriot nad Soriano make a good threat at the top of the lineup.

Roberts could help them I guess, but I've never been that enthused with their SP rotation or depth. They have some decent OF prospects (Patterson, Pie etc) they could use but they need to be careful. Its hard to find a trade partner during spring training. Its been too long, they are obviously at an impasse or scouting prospects right now.

It has been a good amount of time since I've read or heard anything on the matter.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby kid sox » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:51 am

BALCO All-Stars wrote:I live in Chi-town...and then trading Jason Marquis (plus maybe another player) for Coco Crisp...the Sox could use another starter with Schilling down and they want to have Ellsbury get the full time play in CF while the Cubs and Marquis aren't seeing eye-to-eye (Marquis wants to start but he might not make the rotation) and the Cubs definitely need a CF (Pie isn't going to cut it if the Cubs truly have World Series aspirations)...


I don't think the Red Sox have any interest in Jason Marquis and they aren't going to trade Crisp just for the sake of trading him.

According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have displayed no interest in Jason Marquis or outfielder Sam Fuld in a potential Coco Crisp deal with the Cubs.
The Red Sox would likely request either Sean Marshall, whose twin brother they drafted in 2003, or Sean Gallagher as part of a Crisp deal. Marquis can eat innings, but he's not someone who figures to be of much use on an American League contender. Fuld is strictly reserve material.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby dobie76 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 am

Mar 14 Gordon Wittenmyer, of The Chicago Sun-Times, is reporting the Chicago Cubs are offering P prospect Jose Ceda, IF Ronny Cedeno, P Donnie Veal and SP Sean Gallagher to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for 2B Brian Roberts.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby The River » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:13 am

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Ceda was not included in the deal.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/03/cubs-add-ceda-t.html
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby saemick » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:43 pm

According to the "player Notes" on Yahoo:

Steve Rosenbloom, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago White Sox may be interested in acquiring Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts.


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6741/news

The link to KFFL and the whole KFFL website isn't working to confirm and I don't see this listed anywhere else...wonder if there is any validity to this.

As a Cubs fan, I sure hope this is just a rumor!
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