From: John Kasupski on
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:14:59 -0800, eddygdvd(a) (john smith) wrote:

>I believe he signed for 3.5 million. He would have been a nice insurance
>policy if Phillips went down. We all know he can't play SS but is a more
>than adequate second basemen.

What? Really? You do realize that he tied the Royals' Alberto Callaspo for the
major league lead in errors by a second baseman in 2009, right? They each had
17. For comparison, Brandon Phillips had 9.

>Lopez could have actually gave the Reds some depth at a relatively cheap

The Reds already had reached the limit of their budget for player salaries, and
they already have plenty of veteran infield depth - and all three of Miguel
Cairo, Aaron Miles, and Chris Burke together may not have cost them $3.5 million
despite Miles' $2.7 million salary for 2010, because Cairo and Burke are on
minor league contracts.


From: john smith on
Looks like my error here, I apologize. Looks like he signed for 2
million with Cardinals a couple of days ago. Still think for that price
he woud have provided a better backup than what they have now.

From: john smith on
Do you really want a kid like Frazier sitting the pine at this stage of
his career? I would rather him playing for the Bats getting Atbats...