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Matt700wlw
01-23-2007, 07:41 PM
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070122&content_id=1784181&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

Redhook
01-23-2007, 11:20 PM
Phillips/Lopez > Gonzalez/Phillips

CTA513
01-24-2007, 12:29 AM
Phillips/Lopez > Gonzalez/Phillips

Likely more offense, definitely more errors.

RedFanAlways1966
01-24-2007, 07:42 AM
Likely more offense, definitely more errors.

And more tattoos! ;)

jojo
01-24-2007, 08:04 AM
Phillips/Lopez > Gonzalez/Phillips


actually it's kind of a wash if the comparison is just between the two pairs judging by this (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1228791&postcount=15) and this (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1228810&postcount=16)......

Chip R
01-24-2007, 08:48 AM
Wait a second, Felipe was traded?! Why haven't I heard about this? ;)

Highlifeman21
01-24-2007, 09:22 AM
Wait a second, Felipe was traded?! Why haven't I heard about this? ;)

Who did we send with him, and who did we get back?

Chip R
01-24-2007, 09:24 AM
Who did we send with him, and who did we get back?


We must have gotten someone good cause Felipe was an All Star.

Redhook
01-24-2007, 09:26 AM
actually it's kind of a wash if the comparison is just between the two pairs judging by this (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1228791&postcount=15) and this (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1228810&postcount=16)......

I have seen those links you made and I agree with you that it would most likely be a wash. However, I believe Phillips/Lopez have the potential for more upside. Lopez could very well be an average second baseman, and he could hit more like he did in 2005. Personally, I think Lopez it miscast as a lead-off hitter and would be best-suited as a #2 or even a #3 hitter. He has the ability to drive the ball and I don't think that's his mindset when he's batting first.

That being said, Lopez at 2B and Phillips at SS could've been a defensive disaster. We'll never know of course, but I still wish we'd have the opportunity to find out for virtually the same price as Gonzo/Phillips.

westofyou
01-24-2007, 09:33 AM
He has the ability to drive the ball and I don't think that's his mindset when he's batting first.

When was it aside from 05?


SLG
01 .418
02 .387
03 .299
04 .405
05 .486
06 .381

Redhook
01-24-2007, 09:51 AM
When was it aside from 05?


SLG
01 .418
02 .387
03 .299
04 .405
05 .486
06 .381

Well, before 2005 he wasn't an everyday player. 2005 was a breakout season for him, obviously. So, I would compare 2005 vs. 2006. I don't know if he's closer to the player he was in 2005 or the one in 2006....he'll probably fall somewhere in between. In my opinion, I do believe he could/would perform closer to his 2005 levels of production if he wasn't thought of as a leadoff hitter, which he is now apparantly. I would've loved to see him bat 3rd behind Dunn with EE and JR. behind him. In that situation, with good hitters around him, I think he'd perform closer to his 2005 levels of productions rather than 2006.

durl
01-24-2007, 03:52 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I though Lopez wasn't an everyday player because he was too error-prone. I liked Felipe, but I just don't see how you can get $5 million when you commit 27 errors. 2005 was a great year for him and he showed promise at the plate, that's for sure. However, 2006 seemed to see him going back to his career averages.

pedro
01-24-2007, 04:11 PM
I think he's going to be a lousy second baseman too. He just doesn't move to his right very well at all.