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    Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    John Perratto of Baseball Prospectus floats this rumor which should make for fun Redszone conversation.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...articleid=7079

    ...There is a strong chance Washington will release infielder Felipe Lopez before contracts become guaranteed in late March as he is asking for $5.2 million in arbitration and the Nationals are offering $4.9 million even though he figures to be the backup to second baseman Ronnie Belliard and shortstop Cristian Guzman

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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Releasing over a $300,000 difference?? Makes no sense to me.

    There is no way he's worth anywhere near $5 million, but if you're willing to give him $4.9 million to be a backup, what's another $300,000?
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Releasing over a $300,000 difference?? Makes no sense to me.

    There is no way he's worth anywhere near $5 million, but if you're willing to give him $4.9 million to be a backup, what's another $300,000?

    Maybe they aren't willing to give him $4.9M. But, really, do you actually believe JimBo would get rid of a former Red?
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Releasing over a $300,000 difference?? Makes no sense to me.

    There is no way he's worth anywhere near $5 million, but if you're willing to give him $4.9 million to be a backup, what's another $300,000?
    They probably don't even want him at 4.9. I think they are trying to create a lack of disparity in his arb numbers in the hopes that they can trade him.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    They probably don't even want him at 4.9. I think they are trying to create a lack of disparity in his arb numbers in the hopes that they can trade him.
    I would agree with that assessment based on the fact that Lopez still has value. He definitely could be flipped for a prospect.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I would agree with that assessment based on the fact that Lopez still has value. He definitely could be flipped for a prospect.
    Still, I think they're going to end up having to cut him. I don't think anyone is going to trade for that contract and give up prospects.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Still, I think they're going to end up having to cut him. I don't think anyone is going to trade for that contract and give up prospects.
    100% agree. Bowden is probably enrolled in a 12 step "you can let ex-Reds go" program. Lopez is his first trial.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Trade Majewski for him?

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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Still, I think they're going to end up having to cut him. I don't think anyone is going to trade for that contract and give up prospects.
    Exactly. Even if the Nats throw in cash, nobody's making that deal.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Losing Felipe was the main reason that I hated "The Trade".

    I am here to admit I was wrong. I really thought Felipe was going to be a star.

    My bad.

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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Losing Felipe was the main reason that I hated "The Trade".

    I am here to admit I was wrong. I really thought Felipe was going to be a star.

    My bad.
    Austin Kearns if still awfully good and the Reds could use him if Jr. was out of town soon.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Losing Felipe was the main reason that I hated "The Trade".

    I am here to admit I was wrong. I really thought Felipe was going to be a star.

    My bad.
    You never know what could have or would have happen if the deal wasn't made. Just because he has been a stiff for Washington doesn't mean the same would have happened in Cincy.

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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    FeLo had a bad year. He was moved to 2B, back to SS, back to 2B. He never got it going at the plate, and his SB's were down from the year before. I'd take him at 2B if Phillips were moved over to SS. I'd especially do it if the Reds could trade AGon to a team in Florida. I understand the Marlins have some extra SP's.
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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    You never know what could have or would have happen if the deal wasn't made. Just because he has been a stiff for Washington doesn't mean the same would have happened in Cincy.

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    Re: Rumor: Nats to release Felipe Lopez

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    So it 100% would have?


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