The Orioles finally inked second baseman Brian Roberts to a contract extension for the 2008-09 seasons. It ran them just $14.3MM, which I think is an excellent deal.
Fully recovered from elbow surgery in the second half of last year, Roberts hit .277/.332/.436 with nine home runs. He upped his contact rate overall as well. I have him hitting .296 with 11 HR, 60 RBI, 92 runs, and 29 stolen bases in my 2007 RotoAuthority Fantasy Guide.
As we discussed earlier, the Orioles will have a chance to start fresh with the 2010 season. 40% of the roster will reach free agency after 2009.