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We're neither clear nor descript; we kept it safe and slow

So... an update, in the Brian Roberts hostage crisis:

The Orioles and Chicago Cubs have not had any recent talks about All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts, pushing the potential deal toward Opening Day or beyond.

Despite engaging in trade talks for more than three months, the two teams still have not agreed to a package that both find suitable. According to two baseball sources, the Cubs have offered infielder Ronny Cedeno, pitching prospects Sean Gallagher and Donald Veal, and one other player for Roberts, but the Orioles are holding out for a better offer.


The sticking point of the deal appears to be the inclusion of a fourth – or a possible fifth – player in the deal. The Orioles have inquired about several of the Cubs' prospects, including reliever Jose Ceda and outfielders Felix Pie and Tyler Colvin.

All I have to say is:

And maybe:

Really? The Cubs are offering up Veal and Gallagher? And the Orioles are holding out for Ceda, Pie or Colvin? Is there something about Brian Roberts that I really don't know? Does he cure cancer? Can he immanentize the eschaton? Is he Cleared Theta Clear? What?!? Could someone please clue me in here?

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3 Responses to “We're neither clear nor descript; we kept it safe and slow”

  1. # Anonymous andy

    So does this mean we have to start looking for the fnords in Paul Sullivans columns?  

  2. # Blogger Colin Wyers mean you aren't already?  

  3. # Anonymous DeRoMyHero

    I'm not complaining. DeRo doesn't deserve to be benched anyway.  

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