Boras Makes Pitch For Felipe Lopez

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has some good stuff tonight:

  • Scott Boras made his pitch for infielder Felipe Lopez, suggesting Lopez "re-established" himself in 169 plate appearances with the Cardinals.  He hopes to find Lopez a starting gig and a multiyear deal.  Piecoro heard Lopez would love to play for Arizona, but isn’t sure if the interest is mutual.
  • Adam Dunn does not have a positional preference – he’s open to first base or either of the outfield corners.  Piecoro’s heard Dunn prefers the NL, just like Pat Burrell.
  • Piecoro likes the fit with Kelly Johnson for the D’Backs, but isn’t sure who they’d send in return.
  • If the D’Backs fail to re-sign Randy Johnson, they’ll probably look at bargain free agent starters in January.  If it’s true that the Diamondbacks have just $3-5MM budgeted for Johnson, he’s gone.

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