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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Cyclone177 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:56 pm

As a Brian Roberts owner, I sure hope this is a rumor!
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby saemick » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:01 pm

Cyclone177 wrote:As a Brian Roberts owner, I sure hope this is a rumor!


No doubt!

I am a Cubs fan and a Roberts owner. I was hoping to be able to root for him and my Cubbies at the same time soon. Hopefully, this will spark the Cubs mgmt to pull the trigger on this long awaited trade with the O's!
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Cyclone177 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:13 pm

It's gotta happen. I think he is going to have a monster year with the Cubs. I also have Soriano, so I need this. 8-o
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby saemick » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:53 am

Per Rotoworld:

Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said Wednesday that a Brian Roberts deal with the Cubs is off the table.
"We worked at it this long, and we don’t have deal," MacPhail said. "There are other sides charactering it as an impasse. You make the judgment." The Cubs are believed to have asked the Nats about Felipe Lopez in the event that they couldn't get Roberts, but they'll probably be content with Mark DeRosa for now.


http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpage ... LB&id=3283

Looks like the talks have all but fell off the table :-t . The Cubs have even released their insurance policy in Cintron:

Per Rotoworld:
Cubs released infielder Alex Cintron.
Cintron was signed primarily as an insurance policy in case Ronny Cedeno or Mike Fontenot was involved in a Brian Roberts trade. Now that those talks have cooled off, he was was deemed


Personally as a Cubs fan & Roberts owner, I was really hoping this would happen. Hopefully the Cubs management sees how valuable Roberts is and the Orioles come to their senses and take the trade offer soon
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Alexcny » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:22 am

As a roberts owner who managed to get him for only $6 in an AL only league I am THRILLED!!!! I snagged Cano kinda early and he was sitting there for $5 cause everyone was scared to take him if he got delt. Rolled the dice and looks like it payed of for at least 3 months of the season.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:27 pm

the O's want too much in return. They must realize that he is not Bedard.
Theriot will be fine. He is Roberts sans power.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:19 pm

Watch out Lopez might get traded to the Cubs...
Just wait and see, I doubt it will happen now but in a month or two in then it could be a done deal.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:44 am

jlm53089 wrote:Watch out Lopez might get traded to the Cubs...
Just wait and see, I doubt it will happen now but in a month or two in then it could be a done deal.

That is certainly a possibility, but if the Cubbies are playing well early, than they wont trade.
A trade deadline deal is more likely.
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby Inukchuk » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:01 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:the O's want too much in return. They must realize that he is not Bedard.
Theriot will be fine. He is Roberts sans power.


Sure, Theriot will be fine, but I imagine the Cubs would like an upgrade over Derosa...
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Re: Cubs / Brian Roberts Update

Postby lbblue » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:03 pm

Inukchuk wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:the O's want too much in return. They must realize that he is not Bedard.
Theriot will be fine. He is Roberts sans power.


Sure, Theriot will be fine, but I imagine the Cubs would like an upgrade over Derosa...


I'm a big Cubs' fan and I don't really think Theriot is "fine" as a leadoff hitter. Solid player, scrappy, steals some bases...but not a real good option as a leadoff hitter, IMO. The Cubs once again enter the season without a true, legit, table-setting leadoff guy and it's going to hurt them some. Roberts isn't the end all, be all, but he's a switch hitter and a sizable upgrade over Theriot. Very frustrating that they weren't able to get this done.
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