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Roberts bolting Baltimore for the Yankees

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07:36 AM ET 12.17 | So long, Brian Roberts. According to FOX Sports, the Yankees are "likely" to sign Roberts, the Orioles' supplemental pick in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft. The Yankees need a replacement for Robinson Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners. The Orioles still hadn't reached out to Roberts' agent during the Winter Meetings, though executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated that the door remained open for a return. "Let's see how our team shapes up," Duquette said, "and we'll address that at an appropriate time." Manager Buck Showalter expressed hope while meeting with reporters that a deal would be worked out. "In a perfect world," Showalter said. "We'll see if it works for everybody. It's not always a perfect world."

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December 17, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Another roid user who's body fell apart..................just like Nomar.

December 17, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Averaging <50 games per year the last four years, they better not be paying him much or planning on him playing a lot. This one puzzles me.

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December 17, 2013  09:03 AM ET

He would be wise to join the Yankees, he will forever be grateful to the boys in Pinstripes!

December 17, 2013  09:10 AM ET

With Johnson and Roberts at second it is still a long way from getting even close what they had in Cano. A light hitter and a injury pronged player, they should had made that deal with the Reds for Phillips.

December 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Duquette says, "Welease Bwian!! And Wodewick!!!"

December 17, 2013  09:18 AM ET

2005 called, they want Brian Roberts back.

December 17, 2013  09:23 AM ET

"Duquette indicated that the door remained open". Yep. There's a trail of bread crumbs and andro leading out the door and soon as Roberts clears the door frame, the O's will shut the door fast.

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December 17, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Averaging <50 games per year the last four years, they better not be paying him much or planning on him playing a lot. This one puzzles me.

This has to be a low cost platoon option. If not a major mistake. If he plays close to every day I would be very surprised if a DL stint did not come before May.

December 17, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Just what the Yankees need - an oft injured, over 35 infielder because they don't have enough of those.

December 17, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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Just what the Yankees need - an oft injured, over 35 infielder because they don't have enough of those.

Agreed. I'm not sure I understand what the Yankees are doing this off-season.

December 17, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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This has to be a low cost platoon option. If not a major mistake. If he plays close to every day I would be very surprised if a DL stint did not come before May.

I think this the point--it's low risk (depending on the $$ they agree to). and who knows, he may be rejuvenated and give them a decent 3 months. I like the move--platoon 2B and save the cash for pitching.

December 17, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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Considering all the games Roberts has missed in the last four years, I doubt the O's are crying a whole lot.

the yanks are desperate for a 2nd basemen,,,,,who would think of it??

December 17, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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Agreed. I'm not sure I understand what the Yankees are doing this off-season.

finding warm bodies on the cheap.

December 17, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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Alex Trabek called. He wants to take a dump in your mouth.

i have no idea what this means.

December 17, 2013  12:13 PM ET

Brian Roberts its saying,,should i move to the bronx team by now??
or wait for another two years or so???

December 17, 2013  12:24 PM ET

Once upon a time this guy was a pain in the neck but recent history is he's injured a lot. What do we want with a guy that is seemingly hurt all the time?

 
December 17, 2013  12:32 PM ET

In other news, the Yankees are "in on" Kevin Brown and Carl Pavano.

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