Monday, August 07, 2006

The Sad Tale of Javy Lopez

He was once a happy camper?

The focus of this trade has been on the Red Sox, and on their fan's realization's that a. Oh my God, 'Tek is injured! and b. Wow, he wasn't really having a good year. Lopez's comments about feeling left out on the Orioles and hoping to be traded at the deadline are in all the articles, but they do not inculde the reason for this unhappiness. It is another story of Orioles incompetence.
In the 2004 offseason they sign the highly overrated Lopez to a three year contract after he hit 43 home runs in his steriod year (ok, fluke year). Giving a catcher a big money contract covering his age 33-35 seasons isn't such a great idea, but he produced in his first year, hitting .316/.370/.503. Then, in the 2005 offseason, they signed another catcher, Ramon Hernandez, to a four-year deal. Lopez was set to recieve $8.5 million this year, and not content to spend only that for a catcher to play first base, they spent a combined four million for Kevin Millar and Jeff Conine to suck. When, unsurprizingly, Lopez is unhappy with the situation, they wait until August to trade him and get another 4th outfielder. I will laugh when the Devil Rays pass them.


Blogger Craig said...

The spelling could use some work...

The Birds have been attempting to spend their way out of their problems for a decade. They just seem resigned to it, going through the motions of signing another middle of the pack free agent because that's all they've ever known. It's a fucking depressing team to follow.

Tue Aug 08, 01:09:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my best friends is Javy's cousin (and obviously a big J Lo fan). He insists Javy is/was not on the 'roids. I don't have the heart to argue.

Wed Aug 09, 02:59:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Drew said...

^That was me.

Wed Aug 09, 02:59:00 PM EDT  

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