Jim Hendry is frustrated that he couldn't get a deal done before spring training. The one advantage we certainly have is time, and I think MacPhail's using it brilliantly. The need to make moves is not as pressing on our part as it is with our playoff-contending trading partners. If B-Rob has a good first half, MacPhail can just sit on his hands and keep telling the Cubs (or whoever) to up their offer until he's satisfied. Excerpt of the Tribune article below:
MESA, Ariz. - The longest running rumor of the off-season isn't quite dead yet.
But team sources said Wednesday there has been no movement recently in the quest to obtain Baltimore second baseman Brian Roberts.
General manager Jim Hendry declined to discuss specific players, but admitted Wednesday he's a little frustrated he wasn't able to get a deal done before the start of spring training.
"Just because when you write things up on paper, you have visions of how you would like it to be by Opening Day," he said. "But it doesn't always work out that way."