Cubs Still Discussing Roberts

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.


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