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    Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Cubs Aggressively Pursuing Brian Roberts

    UPDATE, 12-5-07 at 8:17pm: ESPN's Steve Phillips says the Orioles "would get Rich Hill and Sean Marshall" for Roberts. Not sure if that means the Cubs offered it. Seems like a lot, but I am an unabashed Rich Hill fan.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Brian Roberts is an All-Star at second base, but this seems like an awful lot of pitching to give up for a middle infielder.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Great news for the reds i think

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    I would have liked to land either Rich Hill or Sean Marshall. I would have been ecstatic if we could have gotten both. I see how it weakens the Cubs as far as starting pitching, though.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    10:03 p.m., from Amy Nelson
    • If Brian Roberts is traded to the Cubs, it's believed that it might not happen until the Orioles complete a trade for either Erik Bedard or Miguel Tejada. According to a source with knowledge of Baltimore's trade talks, the O's have had so much interest in their players that they "have a lot on their table." But the relationship between Andy McPhail and Cubs GM Jim Hendry dates back several years, so a trade could happen faster than it would with other clubs. Rich Hill, originally thought to be part of a deal, is currently not in the discussions. Instead, Chicago likely would send upper-level prospects to Baltimore. Among the names being considered are Sean Marshall, Sean Gallagher, Felix Pie and Donnie Veal .


    So Hill is not part of the proposed deal. This seems more likely.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Felix Pie has to be one of the most over hyped players in baseball right now. The dude is almost the equivalent of Dickerson

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    It definitely seems like the Cubbies would be overpaying...so, I am all for it. Roberts is a good leadoff man, but giving up two quality young arms for an aging middle-infielder seems crazy.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Rich Hill seems to be out of the deal, so it looks a little different. Sean Marshall or one of the others seems a more equitable deal.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Felix Pie has to be one of the most over hyped players in baseball right now. The dude is almost the equivalent of Dickerson
    who is more overhyped... Pie or Maybin?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    who is more overhyped... Pie or Maybin?
    Pie to me just because Maybin is younger

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    who is more overhyped... Pie or Maybin?

    I would say Pie, because he is a Cubbie...it seems like they ALWAYS overhype their youngsters...just like they did with Patterson before him. Maybe it's because we are in the same division and I follow them more than the Tigers though. I still think Maybin will be player (too bad no one will know it now he's a Marlin).

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    I said this in another thread, but if the Orioles trade Roberts, doesn't that make Brandon Phillips extremely attractive to them in a deal for Bedard?

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by TN Red Fan View Post
    I said this in another thread, but if the Orioles trade Roberts, doesn't that make Brandon Phillips extremely attractive to them in a deal for Bedard?
    I'm totally with you here. I'd rather give up Phillips than Hamilton, Votto, or Encarnacion. Removing speedy guys with low OBP is the best way to Dusty-proof your lineup.
    FIRE DUSTY Never mind. The man is clearly a genius.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    The Orioles are sure to get some pitching out of the Angels for Tejada as well.

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    Re: Brian Roberts for Rich Hill and Sean Marshall Trade

    Well, if the Reds trade Phillips .... they dumped Cantu... so, that leaves Kepp & Castro... that seems shaky, but honestly I have no problem w/ Kepp playing on a regular basis, our defense would suffer, though, and WK said he expects Kepp to platoon w/ Votto... but honestly I'm not sure he means that ...
    If we traded Phillips we'd shed some payroll in order to make room for Bedard... Phillips is due a big raise..
    but I just don't this happening ... Who knows though.


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