The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Hey, we have Aaron Miles though.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
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.
ďA healthy Reds team is a strong Reds team"
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.