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Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the White Sox held discussions with the Baltimore Orioles about a deal involving Orlando Cabrera and Brian Roberts, but nothing materialized. The White Sox would have then moved Alexei Ramirez to shortstop. The Orioles have shown since the winter that they are very reluctant to give up Roberts, but one has to wonder how far out of first place they'll have to be before they give up on their veterans while they're still valuable. Rosenthal is also reporting that the A's and Pirates have had discussions about OF Jason Bay but Rosenthal doesn't think a deal will be made. With Bay a free agent in 2009, the A's likely are not willing to give up the prospects it would take to acquire him.