Judging by my inbox, many of you are thirsty for Brian Roberts info. Here’s the latest from a rumor-packed Jeff Zrebiec article:
The Chicago Cubs remain the likely landing spot for Roberts for a package that is expected to include pitcher Sean Gallagher and one of the Cubs’ young outfielders. The teams have discussed several scenarios but have yet to agree on a package.
Roberts is set to earn $6.3MM in ’08 and $8MM in ’09. The 30 year-old switch-hitter is projected to hit .287/.363/.437 in 579 ABs by the fine ZiPS system. The same system calls for a 4.91 ERA in 143 innings from the 22 year-old Gallagher. Gallagher dropped 25 pounds this winter, for what it’s worth.