M’s To Non-Tender Lopez

Dave · December 1, 2010 at 10:04 am · Filed Under Mariners 

So says Mike Salk. This isn’t a surprise, really, though it is kind of funny that the M’s couldn’t find a trade partner for him during a winter where Geoff Blum gets a two year deal and Miguel Tejada gets a raise for having the worst year of his career. He’ll likely end up in a park where his right-handed power will play better and get his career back on track, but it was just never going to work here.


52 Responses to “M’s To Non-Tender Lopez”

  1. Kazinski on December 2nd, 2010 10:57 am

    You initially said that he’s now arbitration eligible. That was incorrect.

    No I didn’t. I said it is not surprising they couldn’t trade him, because they would only be able to trade him to a team that was willing to offer him arbitration. Then the other team is at the mercy of the arbitration process, and I don’t think any other team thinks highly enough of Lopez to pay him what the arbitrator thinks he is worth.

  2. nathaniel dawson on December 2nd, 2010 2:47 pm

    As of the time Kazinski posted that, Jose Lopez was arbitration eligible. Whether he said that or not. The deadline for teams to offer arbitration to reserve players is today.

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