Originally written on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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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...
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