It has been quite a journey for Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts for the past several seasons.
Roberts is the longest tenured member of the Orioles, having played his entire 12-year career with the organization; however, he has spent more time as a bystander than on the field.
Now the question for Orioles fans is this: can Roberts still be a productive player heading into the 2013 season, or is he no longer viable for the organization?
Roberts has been a fan favorite and one of the most recognizable faces of the franchise since he debuted with the Orioles in 2001. He has played in two all All-Star games (2005 and 2007) and was for a time considered of the best all-around second baseman in the game.
That success earned Roberts a four-year, $40 million contract extension in 2010. He is currently in the final year of the deal.
At the time, Roberts was a durable player, appearing in at least 138 games in a season since 2003 and fans had applauded the co...