Orioles: Roberts arrives (updated)
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts (left) has arrived in camp and quickly deflected questions about his contract negotiations, saying that he won't have anything to say on the subject until Thursday, the day of the first full-squad workout.
Conclude from that anything you want, but I'm going to interpret that to mean the team and Brian are trying to get something done in the next 48 hours.
When I asked Andy MacPhail about the situation earlier today, he didn't have too much to say, except that the club and Brian's agent (Mark Pieper) are talking and "narrowing the gap." Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but Andy -- who seldom tips his hand -- seemed fairly optimistic.
I'm starting to think this gets done, but I've been back and forth so many times, I feel like a porch swing.
If you want to read a lot more on this subject, check out my column on the subject, which posted at 6 p.m.