Mariners Trade Jose Lopez To Colorado
We had speculated about the Rockies being a landing spot for Lopez if he was non-tendered, but they decided they’d rather not take the chance that he signs elsewhere, so they sent the Mariners 24-year-old right-hander Chaz Roe to acquire him before the non-tender deadline.
Roe is basically what you’d expect in return for a guy the team was going to release in a few hours – a former first round pick, he’s got a curveball that flashes potential but is inconsistent at best and not a lot else. Without the curve working every time out, he doesn’t have a true out-pitch, and he lacks the great command needed to succeed without one. He’s probably more Triple-A depth than anything else, though he is on the 40 man roster.