Monday, July 20, 2009
No chatter about the deal for Felipe Lopez? I thought ya'll would be all over that by now. You want my take? Tough shit, I'm giving it to you anyways. I love this deal. It will hopefully provide a little continuity at the top of the order. And if the Crew isn't going to be getting any pitching, they're going to have to score more runs. Hopefully, having a consistent lead-off guy will help that cause tremendously. It also strengthens the bench by allowing Counsell to move back to a utility roll, be a defensive replacement and provide something that at least resembles a compotent pinch hitter. Then, once you realize that means there's one more infielder in between Bill Hall and the field, it looks like an awesome deal. I think it's pretty hard to make an argument against this deal, but I'm sure there are a few who will try.