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Thursday, January 23, 2014

MASN: Brian Roberts talks about joining the Yankees

After playing 13 seasons with the Orioles, Brian Roberts will be in Yankee pinstripes in 2014. Today, in his first interview since joining the Yankees, he made some comments sure to draw the ire of some O’s fans.

On a YES Network interview, Roberts was asked about the Yankees’ sales pitch to get him.

“As you know, I don’t think they need a whole lot of sales pitch most of the time,” Roberts said. “When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise and an organization that is always going to give you a chance to win a World Series every year, it doesn’t take a whole lot.

“So, you know, as a kid I think so many of us probably dream of putting that uniform on at some point. I had an incredible opportunity to play so many years in one city, it was just time to move on, I think.

“I’ve never played to prove anyone wrong or make a big name for myself. I just want to play the game and have fun. My goal is to play in a World Series. I’ve had a lot of time to never play in a playoff game and that’s what I’m excited for.”

Thanks to Wreck.

Repoz Posted: January 23, 2014 at 06:22 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ckash Posted: January 23, 2014 at 07:12 AM (#4644915)
Nothing but respect for Brian - followed him as he came up through the O's system not long after I moved to Maryland and made a special effort to catch him when he played in Bowie. A gamer and an underrated 2B for several seasons. However I think he's done as a major league player.
   2. Stormy JE Posted: January 23, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4644946)
“When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise and an organization that is always going to give you a chance to win a World Series every year, it doesn’t take a whole lot.

When did he get traded to the Cardinals?
   3. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: January 23, 2014 at 09:35 AM (#4644951)
I see nothing in those comments to draw the ire of O's fans.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4644961)
“When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise

there's an obvious anagram for that word
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM (#4644967)
“When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise


there's an obvious anagram for that word


Editors?
   6. Astro Logical Sign Stealer Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM (#4644973)
Re-sod it.

And Red Soit, which I think is the past tense of Red Sox.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM (#4644977)
Hey, he finished the season with a rush---- and a .945 OPS


























in his last 8 games.
   8. Jeltzandini Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM (#4644979)
I'd like a quote from an offended party.
   9. Swoboda is freedom Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM (#4644985)
When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise

Or at least be on the disabled list for said storied franchise.
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM (#4644989)
Detrois?
   11. simon bedford Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM (#4644991)
sh he not only got traded to the yankees, but somehow the 1998 yankees? thats pretty cool
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4644994)
I’ve had a lot of time to never play in a playoff game and that’s what I’m excited for.

The big question is whether or not he can stay healthy enough to be flipped to a contender at the trading deadline.
   13. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM (#4645006)
You aren't praying for him to get the Lyman Bostock treatment after signing with the Yankees, how generous of you.
   14. Harry Balsagne Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4645009)
“When you have the opportunity to play for such a storied franchise

there's an obvious anagram for that word


Rod Site?

Et Roids?
   15. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 23, 2014 at 10:57 AM (#4645010)
I'm hoping he starts hanging out in a 2005 time machine with Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon.
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM (#4645024)
Today, in his first interview since joining the Yankees, he made some comments sure to draw the ire of some O’s fans.


If anything he said there draws the ire of O's fans, they're just looking to be irate.

I fully expect Roberts to get a standing ovation his first PA back at OPaCY.
   17. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM (#4645026)
You aren't praying for him to get the Lyman Bostock treatment after signing with the Yankees, how generous of you.

I would never wish death on a player, even a Yankee, but given Roberts's history, the question isn't whether he'll get hurt... merely a question of how soon and how long.
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM (#4645045)
The past tense of a verbized sortie?
   19. jingoist Posted: January 23, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4645115)
If I recall correctly, Brian is one of only 2 or 3 guys to ever have three seasons with 50 or more doubles.
He was a real line drive machine in his prime.
He was a fine 2B-man for many years while the O's stunk; then he gets multiple injuries just as they begin to get decent.
Who said life is fair?
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4645156)
You know, the more you guys bury Roberts, the more likely he goes all Aaron Small on you ;-)
   21. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4645209)
A heck of a player from 2005-2010, but I doubt he'll do much in pinstripes. Shame he didn't get to play in the playoffs for the O's
   22. donlock Posted: January 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM (#4645621)
Is BRob predicting the Yankees have a better chance of making the playoffs than the O's? I'm shocked.
   23. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM (#4645628)
Is BRob predicting the Yankees have a better chance of making the playoffs than the O's? I'm shocked.

Are the Orioles even trying to make the playoffs?

From their off-season, it's hard to tell.

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