Hey, we have Aaron Miles though.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13, 15
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
“Everything that happens before Death is what counts.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Lopez can be a big help to the St Louis offense.
I thought the Cardinals should've signed him weeks ago.
wow what a bargain....relatively speaking
Just mentioning Lopez's base salary does not give the fully story. From MLB Traderumors (although the ESPN story also mentions the performance bonuses):
So, in reality, assuming Lopez actually gets to play, he will cost the Cards more like $2.2 million. Still, not too bad of a deal I suppose. While I am not a fan of Lopez, a bones laden contract may be just what he needs.The Cardinals officially signed free agent infielder Felipe Lopez to a one-year contract today. The deal is worth $1MM in base salary, plus easily attainable performance bonuses that could be worth up to $1.2MM.
""Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." George Will
If you want to make a case that collusion is real, he might be the guy. Hard to believe he can't find a better deal. It makes me wonder (seriously) if the commissioner's office is slotting the pay for everyone other than the high $ free agents who would attract scrutiny. There may be injury concerns about guys like Branyan, but I haven't heard any downside to Felo. He's worth at least 4 times this.
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
Great deal for the Cardinals, assuming Lopez hits like he did last season.
He's in a great spot, likely hitting just ahead of Pujols and Holliday. Lopez may score 150 runs this season if he obp's 350 or better. I'm guessing, because he's a Card, 320/390/475 and an All-Star nod at 2B.
(Not to mention at least 130 seasonal conversations about how Jocketty was "asleep" and "screwed up big-time by not trading Taveras for him. Though no one wanted Taveras and Lopez was a FA.)
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Lopez has always had a knack for getting on base. His reputation on defense is what it is.
I thought the Brewers made a wise move picking him up for the stretch run last year and he did a great job for them. I think the Cards made just as wise of move by signing him this year, I'm sure he will help their offense.
Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.