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.
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