According to Rotoworld.com, Orioles president Andy MacPhail said a deal involiving Brian Roberts would be pushed back until after the New Year, or within the next 10 days. "Zero," MacPhail said when asked how much truth there was to the rumor. "You can put that one to rest. The likelihood of us doing anything between now and the new year is remote."
Despite being mentioned in the Mitchell report, it was reported Thursday that a deal was completed and Roberts would become a Chicago Cub. In return Cubs would send Sean Gallagher, Eric Patterson, and Matt Murton to the Orioles. A couple of weeks ago it seemed the Cubs were trying to put a package together for both, Brian Roberts and Erik Bedard, but that deal seemed to fall through.
I am more in favor of adding to the Roberts deal and trying to acquire Bedard, but if we have tried and we failed, I would be happy with just Roberts at second base next season.