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Two Chicago Suitors for Brian Roberts

The Cubs have long coveted Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, but Baltimore -- to this point -- has been hesitant to move the former All-Star infielder. Well, now the Cubs may have company from the other side of the Windy City, and the Orioles might just been a bit more receptive to a deal this time around.

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the White Sox are making a move to try and add Roberts, and they're offering young starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, fresh off a 17-win season.

It sounds like the Orioles want more than just Floyd for Roberts, so it'll be interesting to see if White Sox GM Ken Williams sweetens the pot with any kind of a second significant piece, but Williams has other infielders to send back the other way; remember, the White Sox signed young Cuban Dayan Viciedo earlier this offseason, which would allow them to send an infielder back the other way.

Thoughts? I'll update with more as soon as it comes, but this is pretty early on this rumor and the Chicago papers have yet to utter a peep about it, so we may get more traction over the weekend and get a better sense of both what the White Sox might offer and how willing the Orioles actually are to finally move one of their biggest assets along.

By Cameron Smith  |  January 2, 2009; 9:46 PM ET
Categories:  Cubs , Orioles , White Sox  
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Throw in 2 high end infield prospects and thats a deal the O's have to make.

Posted by: lavar609 | January 2, 2009 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of who Williams offers to the O's, it wiil come down to how highly Angelos thinks of Roberts (see Portis-Snyder relationship in DC).

Posted by: BinM | January 3, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

How about Floyd and Chris Getz, and maybe a hard throwing prospect from Hi A or AA?

Getz is only 25, and has hit well at every level up to AAA (repeated AA as a 23 year old). ESPN had him penciled in to start at 2d before any trade, but with Ramirez/Lillibridge and Fields / Betemit, I'm not sure they need Getz. Decent fielding stats in the minors, too, with good OBP.

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | January 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

as good as this sounds you know who will nix it in the end. PINKO PETE!

Posted by: itsfun4cam | January 3, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

According to Roch the O's brought up Floyd not Chicago. They will want more then Roberts for a guy who's under team control for 5 years. I'm guessing one of the O's second tier pitching prospects(Liz,Olson,Hernandez,etc)

Posted by: bulldog23 | January 3, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

i live in chicago and love the sox and we not as happy as you all may think. To give up a young 17 game winner who finally lived up to a promise scheduled to make nothing for the next 3-4 years for a great player and i love roberts who makes a lot of money and is older and then to toss in a great prospect like getz. No thanks il keep the salary and the 17 game winner and the hot prospect

Posted by: epstein22001 | January 5, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

i live in chicago and love the sox and we may not be as happy as you all may think. To give up a young 17 game winner who finally lived up to the promise and scheduled to make nothing for the next 3-4 years for a great player and i love roberts who makes a lot of money and is older and then to toss in a great prospect like getz. No thanks il keep the salary and the 17 game winner and the hot prospect

Posted by: epstein22001 | January 5, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

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