View Full Version : Phillies scouting Lopez?
06-30-2010, 02:45 PM
Makes sense since their second baseman (Utley) and third baseman (Polanco) just went on the DL.
06-30-2010, 03:09 PM
(We'll take that scruffy loser Werth off your hands - straight up... We'd also accept a player to be named later and cash considerations... or name your price!)
06-30-2010, 03:28 PM
I hear they have a pretty good pitcher whom Cliff Lee *really* wanted to pitch back-to-back with in a World Series...
06-30-2010, 04:14 PM
As much as I hate Lopez and his approach to the plate, he is one of the few who has some power. Right now we need more power, not less of it.
07-01-2010, 09:18 AM
In all seriousness- I would love to see Jose Lopez gone, but I don't see the Phillies trading for him. For me personally, I would not see him as any big loss. I see him more as a liability whose power (or really, lack there of- 5 hr, SLG% .336) would be easily replaced in the off season. His plate discipline, as JosephC pointed out, sucks ass- and although he's surprised me for the most part at 3rd base with defense- he's still a player I don't see starting on any championship caliber team in Seattle. His team only option at the end of the year, however, is relatively cheap at 5 million for 2011, so if he continues to improve or goes on a tear, I'd prededict that he starts 2011 at 3rd base in Seattle for lack of a better/affordable option.
07-01-2010, 09:47 AM
After I wrote that I read that Chase Utley is having surgery and is expected to miss 5-6 weeks... Make the deal!
Also, Baker speculates that Tui could come back up and play 2nd or 3rd if this happened. That would suck, but then again, I've resigned myself to a lost season and looking at the future. Still want to watch and go to games though, and Tui is an f'n nightmare.
07-01-2010, 09:54 AM
Oh gosh, Tui playing third could be a disaster. But if it brings us a good prospect, let it be done.
07-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Ken_Rosenthal via twitter:
Another option for #Phillies: #Mariners' Jose Lopez. Sources say M's trying to move Lopez. Phillies exec Benny Looper prev with Sea #MLB
As long as "sources" aren't Baker, could be more to this than Geoff's wishful thinking...
07-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Trade Tui he isnt good.
07-01-2010, 01:59 PM
I can't imagine we'd get all that much for Jose Lopez in a deal. I'd hope we'd be able to get someone like Sebastian Valle, a catching (and no relation to Dave Valle, thank God) prospect in Single-A, or Antonio Bastardo, a late reliever whose bounced between AAA and the Phillies before going on the DL in June.
07-01-2010, 02:19 PM
I know right, how many times has Baker said Lopez was going? About 100
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