Roberts Injury May Prompt Orioles To Explore Trade Market

Orioles president Andy MacPhail says the Orioles are now considering contingency plans in case second baseman Brian Roberts is not ready for the start of the season, reports Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.  Roberts is dealing with a herniated disc in his back, and also had a bad reaction to medication he took for the injury.

According to Zrebiec, "MacPhail said he might start having his scouts look at who is available on the trade market along with exploring internal options."  Current Orioles Robert Andino, Ty Wigginton, and Justin Turner have experience at second base.

My own speculation on potential second base trade candidates brings five names: Julio Lugo, Delwyn Young, Ramon Vazquez, Augie Ojeda, and Gregorio Petit.


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43 Comments on "Roberts Injury May Prompt Orioles To Explore Trade Market"


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Hoosierdaddy92
5 years 3 months ago

what about jose lopez of Seattle or dan uggla or Florida? O wait, this is the orioles, nevermind.

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vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

What does that mean exactly? The Orioles can’t pull off big trades?

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basemonkey
5 years 3 months ago

The Orioles have been pulling off great trades for the last several years.

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$1529282
5 years 3 months ago

The O’s can have Alexi Casilla and Glen Perkins for Jim Johnson and a spare minor league part…

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DrTL
5 years 3 months ago

They can have Fontenot or Baker from the Cubs.

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crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

I was thinking the same, though it’d likely be Fontenot. Wonder if the O’s have an expendable veteran reliever the Cubs are desperate to obtain.

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rootman1010
5 years 3 months ago

fontenot for a guy like sarfate or something? i could see it happening. it would be awesome for the cubs to get meredith or johnson but the o’s have no reason to trade one of them and it would cost more than fontenot for either…

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crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

I seem to remember the Cubs having interest in Meredith in the past. And I agree, the Orioles are going to want more return than a one month injury replacement/utility infielder. I’m not a huge fan of Meredith, so I’m hoping the Cubs pass if that’s the case.

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DrTL
5 years 3 months ago

The only problem is that they gave us Fontenot in the Sosa trade. Not sure if they want him back.

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crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

There’s also the possibility that the Cubs believe Fontenot really can play SS. That would leave Blanco with nowhere to go and no options. Now Blanco isn’t anything to get excited about. But for one month, he’ll give you good defense, heady play, and a solid utility guy when Roberts gets back. And he’d probably cost next to nothing.

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studio179
5 years 3 months ago

“The only problem is that they gave us Fontenot in the Sosa trade. Not sure if they want him back.”

True, but MacPhail was with the Cubs when that deal happened. Maybe they would take Fonteno back. They would not have to give up much.

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mackythedingo
5 years 3 months ago

Mike Fotenot for PTBNL.

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terryryan
5 years 3 months ago

Any chance they trade Mike Gonzalez for Casilla and Perkins? Too much for the Twins?

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rootman1010
5 years 3 months ago

casilla and perkins are not nearly enough for gonzalez…