http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpage ... LB&id=3283
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.
Looks like the talks have all but fell off the table
. The Cubs have even released their insurance policy in Cintron:
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