@ChiTribRogers Phil Rogers Alfonso Soriano talks between #Cubs and #Orioles go back to winter mtgs, at least. Would Soriano and Brian Roberts waive no-trades? followed by @ChiTribRogers Phil Rogers Darwin Barney doesn't really block Roberts' acquisition. He could go back to Triple-A for 2012, a loss for him but not Cubs' inventory. I went to Cotts and found this about Roberts Brian Roberts 2b 4 years/$40M (2010-13) 4 years/$40M (2010-13) signed extension with Baltimore 2/20/09 10:$10M, 11:$10M, 12:$10M, 13:$10M limited no-trade protection: Roberts may block deals to 8 clubs in 2010, 12 clubs in 2011 full no-trade protection in 2012 award bonuses Could the Cubs be talking about sending Soriano to O's plus $8M in 2012 and 2013 and $13-$? in 2014?