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Rosenthal: Roberts to Cubs Off

According to Ken Rosenthal siting major league sources, the Cubs and Orioles have decided to table discussions concerning Brian Roberts. Finally, players on each side can relax and focus on the game. I'm sure this comes as a relief to Mark DeRosa, who would have been out of a starting job with the trade. This hopefully will be the last time I ever have to say Brian Roberts and the Cubs in the same sentence, at least till the trade deadline. I think the Cubs should use Alfonso Soriano in the leadoff spot, followed by Theriot, but Piniella is looking at it differently. As for the Orioles, I think they will go out and get Felipe Lopez to be there everyday shortstop.