Both Peter Schmuck and Roch Kubatko today made mention of the Brian Roberts extension negotiations, and both their posts really mirrored one another.
They got a both few words from Andy MacPhail earlier today, and this is what was said...
Asked if he's more optimistic now that he's been previously, MacPhail said, "I'd say so. We're not there yet, but we're moving toward each other, which is a good sign."
Roberts and his agent, Mark Pieper, have made it clear that they don't want to engage in talks once spring training ends.