With the Diamondbacks 11 games below .500 and 16 back in the NL West, it would make sense to see some moves to build for 2010 and beyond. MLB.com's Steve Gilbert tells us that Felipe Lopez hopes he's not involved in any of them.
Lopez, 29, is having a nice season at the plate for the Dbacks, hitting .299/.355/.413. He'd certainly be an appealing name for a number of teams, given his offense this year, as well as his versatility. He's seen time at second, third, short, and in the outfield since last season. He also signed a very affordable $3.5MM contract for 2009.
However, Lopez says he likes the Arizona organization and his teammates, and is happy where he is. Not only that, but he thinks the Dbacks can turn their season around still.
Should Arizona go into sell mode, or are they capable of making a run like the Rockies have made over the past few weeks to save their season? If they do become sellers, you have to imagine that Lopez will become a pretty good trade chip. Sorry Felipe.