Sunday, January 20, 2008

Angelos Rumored to Have Nixed Deal With The Chicago Cubs...

Perhaps the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Well, read what I saw below on ESPN this morning. Read into it what you wish, but does Andy MacPhail have the power or what? Killing a 7 for 2 deal is a little puzzling, but of course we don't know the details.

Then again, it is only a rumor; this, take it for what it's worth. With less than a month before spring training, perhaps MacPhail is still waiting for the deal he wants since he's got two big hands to play; however, it is looking more and more that both Roberts and Bedard will still remain Baltimore Orioles heading into Spring Training.

The fans wanted more change; however, it may not be happening soon. Is 2008 already a throwaway year like my tag team partner James Baker opines on Oriole Magic?

In one word, yes.

Well, Camden Yard is still gorgeous, and the new HD scoreboard will be a welcome sight.

From Orioles owner Peter Angelos killed a 7-for-2 trade that would have sent second baseman Brian Roberts and left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard to the Cubs, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

"I don't think we're going to do anything, to be honest with you," Cubs manager Lou Piniella told the newspaper when asked about trading for an infielder. "If we do, it'll be in the outfield. ? It would be a right-handed bat to help out in center field. I would think that's probably a possibility, as opposed to the other things you all have been hearing about."

The Cubs reportedly are interested in Rangers outfielder Marlon Byrd.



RobertsToTheCubs08 said...

This is a bunch of bull, hendry already said that this was not true and so did mcphail, mcphail also said that nothing has changed and talks with the cubs and mariners are not dead. So roberts still could be comming to the cubs and bedard still could be going to the mariners.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Thanks for the comment, well I am taking everything with a grain of salt; thus, it's kind of what I wrote in between the lines in the post.

When something happens, I'll believe it, but I have heard so much that it's not even funny anymore...

Anonymous said...

CUBS have a very good farm system. It makes scene for them to empty their future talent to the ORIOLES in exchange for a shot at a run for the WS. 100 years have passed without winning it all. The ORIOLES can use this in our advantage,

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Anon, I very much agree. The Orioles are not going to contend anytime soon, and as much as Bedard and Roberts are loved by fans here, I am looking at the big picture.

The Orioles need to rebuild, and for the amount of money Chicago has spent so far, trading the future away for the short term is indeed very viable.

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