Bavasi with fans, Lopez’s future
The Olympian just ran this story about Bavasi talking to some fans. Choice quotes:
“We’ve got to get things going, or you’re going to be talking to someone else.”
And this surprising Boone v Lopez comment:
“Boone will play today,” the general manager said, referring to Wednesday’s game. “But when Jose is in there, there’s a different energy. A different style of play. In the past four games, we turned three doubles plays we wouldn’t have turned. What we needed was the energy.”
If Boone regains his swing, the 21-year-old Lopez will return to Tacoma.
“Hopefully, it works for Bret,” Bavasi said. “If that doesn’t work out, we’ll have to punt and play Jose again.”
It’s couched in “different kind” but to acknowledge that about Boone’s defense… wow