ROBERTS COMING TO CUBS
Phil Rogers reports today that it looks like the Brian Roberts deal is back on for the Cubs, and it will happen soon.
Don’t be surprised if the trade is finalized later this week — perhaps even Wednesday — and the deal includes pitchers Sean Marshall, Sean Gallagher and Ronny Cedeno.
Cedeno is at this point a throw in. He has some skills but the Cubs did him no favors by the way he was developed.
Gallagher did get rocked in 8 games for the Cubs last year, but he’s only 22 and has excellent minor league numbers. Too bad they couldn’t give them Dempster instead. That said, he is still a prospect.
Then apparently the Cubs will also add Sean Marshall to the deal. I really like Marshall and thought he had a fine season last year. I don’t know if he’ll ever be a stud but from what I’ve seen it looks as if he could enjoy a long career in the bigs.
So is it too much to get one of the best leadoff hitters in the game? Hard to tell right now. But it will be fun to have Roberts here in Chicago. Phil Rogers had his version of the Cubs lineup for 2008, but mine differs a bit:
- 2B Roberts
- RF Fukudome
- 1B D Lee
- 3B Ramirez
- LF Soriano
- C Soto
- SS Theriot
- CF Pie