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Brian Roberts: I am concerned


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Based on this post by Roch, my confidence is at an all time low regarding Roberts playing any meaningful baseball this year.

Is this progress?

"Yeah," he said later while sitting at his locker. "I think my doctor would probably agree that getting in an environment where there's a lot going on is a big step because it's part of the progression, trying to reacclimate into those environments. It's one thing to hit on the back field with three coaches shagging, and another thing with all the guys out there and people in the stands and music going and all that sort of stuff.

2 weeks into spring training (almost) and a player is trying to acclimate themselves to people in the stands.

This is not a positive in my book. Not from a baseball perspective.

Aside: I understand from a health point of view this is what Brian needs to do and should be doing. My issue is his ability to play 2B.

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Yeah. It's a step forward, but from a baseball perspective, I would say he still has a long way to go.

On a semi-related note. Sidney Crosby is returning (for a second time) from his 1 1/2 years of concussion symptoms tomorrow night.

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I've known for almost a year that he will never play again.

My previous 'wait and see' attitude has given way to 'Andino is the new 2B', lets hope Markakis is healthy so he can leadoff' because Endy Chavez makes me cry'.

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Whether or not any of us "know" this (we don't), this is absolutely the attitude everyone should be having towards the Brian Roberts situation. Until proven otherwise, he's retired and hanging out with his friends in Sarasota.

That's exactly how I feel. Anybody that is thinking to themslves "if brian returns" is just thinking way too far out of the box because right now Brian is recovering for his retirement with his friends in Florida.

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Poor guy. I think he's probably in some denial about how his career is over. I imagine I would be too in the same circumstance.

Is there anything he can do to help us out salary wise when he retires? I know he isn't obligated to, I'm just wondering if it's an option or not.

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Poor guy. I think he's probably in some denial about how his career is over. I imagine I would be too in the same circumstance.

Is there anything he can do to help us out salary wise when he retires? I know he isn't obligated to, I'm just wondering if it's an option or not.

I think it was Gil Meche with Kansas City who said he couldn't pitch anymore and instead of having the Royals pay him millions just to be injured, he retired.

If it wasn't Meche it was another Royals pitcher.

I think the idea of Roberts falling on a $20million sword for Peter Angelos' behalf isn't happening though.

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I think it was Gil Meche with Kansas City who said he couldn't pitch anymore and instead of having the Royals pay him millions just to be injured, he retired.

If it wasn't Meche it was another Royals pitcher.

I think the idea of Roberts falling on a $20million sword for Peter Angelos' behalf isn't happening though.

If Roberts retires, he does or does not get that $20 million?

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I think it was Gil Meche with Kansas City who said he couldn't pitch anymore and instead of having the Royals pay him millions just to be injured, he retired.

If it wasn't Meche it was another Royals pitcher.

I think the idea of Roberts falling on a $20million sword for Peter Angelos' behalf isn't happening though.

You're right, it was Gil Meche.

He was an extremely rare case, though. That's why you even remember him. Most players who are hurt or completely ineffective will continue to collect their paychecks.

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If Roberts retires, he does or does not get that $20 million?
He does not. Pete likely saves some money if Roberts goes back on the 60 day D/L and insurance picks up a big chunk of the tab. I'd be very surprised that the Orioles weren't covered in this way given the size of the multi-year deal they gave Roberts.
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I've known for almost a year that he will never play again.
Amazing. Even Roberts and his doctors don't know for sure, but you do. How do you do it? What's the secret to your powers of divination? Chicken entrails?:rolleyestf:
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For those who thought the Albert Belle situation made Angelos gunshy, now one of his favorite men was given a 40 million dollar deal to play what, 40 games over 4 years? This will be the final nail in the coffin of Angelos never shelling out money for premium talent.

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