Rockies Would Listen On Lopez; No Current Talks

The Rockies would listen to trade offers for Jose Lopez, but no talks are going on at the moment, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (Twitter links). Though the Rockies have been impressed with Jonathan Herrera's spring, they would like to see Lopez hit at Coors Field before striking a deal, according to Renck.

The Rockies acquired Lopez from the Mariners for Chaz Roe in December, so he has yet to play an official game for Colorado. The Rockies are looking for a bounce-back year from Lopez, who hit .239/.270/.339 in 622 plate appearances last year. Lopez can play second and third base and will earn $3MM this year.

12 Responses to Rockies Would Listen On Lopez; No Current Talks Leave a Reply

  1. Braves should go for it
    Lopez for Hoover?

  2. Braves should go for it

  3. BobbyJohn 4 years ago

    As a Rockies fan I’m thinking the best fit on their end would be a serviceable left-handed reliever. Who’s got one and is in need of a guy who can play 2B or 3B?

    • progmatinee 4 years ago

      I agree. I am not comfortable with the current lefties. That said, there’s no room on the roster for another. So I would try to package Franklin Morales in the deal with Lopez to get a better return. Lopez’s spot would probably be occupied by either Eric Young Jr or an outfielder would be my guess.

  4. woadude 4 years ago

    The Rockies are going to learn a Mariners’ lesson 101, Jose Lopez is worthless in trade value.

  5. This is very true. The Braves don’t need him, cuz if I remember correctly, they’ve got both Uggla and Prado. The Phillies have a proven propensity for former Mariners, so Jose Lopez would fit like a glove. However, the M’s couldn’t get a ham sandwich for Jose Lopez in the past so we’ll see.

  6. True….the Phils could use him at second…I think his natural position…but the rockies would want something decent in return…but it can’t be someone on their current roster as they are already w/o lidge&utley

  7. Braves are looking for a right handed bat off the bench to counterpart Eric Hinske, so if the price was right I could see Frank Wren going after Lopez

  8. Karkat 4 years ago

    Alternately, the Phillies could keep him at third and shift Polanco to second. Lopez put up much better defensive numbers last year in his first full season at third than he’s ever put up at second, and Polanco is great defensively no matter where you put him.

  9. Yeah true but is Lopez a bench player? I’d love to have him as our insurance for chipper jones…because as much as he’s been swinging a hot bat only father time will let him cut left and right after grounders @3b

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