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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Mariners - Promoted Lopez

Seattle Mariners - Called up IF Jose Lopez; optioned IF Greg Dobbs to Tacoma.

Have two brothers ever both had their breakdown seasons at the exact same time?  I can’t think of any off-hand.  Too bad Bob isn’t managing this year - imagine having Bob, Aaron, and Bret all on the field at the same time and Bob being the best one at his job.  Shocking.

Bret simply needs to go away right now.  Morse isn’t as near as good a hitter as he’s shown so far, but if the Mariners are going to salvage the season (and time’s running out), they at least need someone who has more range at 2nd than Larry Flynt.  Lopez more than fits the bill.

2005 Rest-o-the-Way ZiPS Projections
Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
Boone     350 42   86 19 2 12 51 34 68   3 .246 .318 .414
Lopez     273 42   71 13 1   9 37 13 32   2 .260 .299 .414
Morse     269 29   66 13 2   7 31 18 56   1 .245 .300 .387


Dan Szymborski Posted: June 18, 2005 at 10:21 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greg Franklin Posted: June 19, 2005 at 04:07 AM (#1415259)
Interesting about those hitting projections: Boone's are the best of the bunch! Sounds like this move will be for the benefit of defense.

Although Lopez's hitting much better these past 2 games than Boone has for a month....
   2. Jack of Arcades Posted: June 23, 2005 at 12:46 PM (#1425278)
I'm just getting around to seeing this, but I give you Andy and Alan Benes's 2001

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