As an Astros fan, it is a little sad to see him go, because we got very used to that 92-95 MPH power sinker and the fact that he just never walked anyone. Really excellent reliever. Hope the prospects we get are good.
To the Phillies phans out there, you can thank Ed Wade for this; he’s the guy that picked Lopez up off the waiver scrap heap ;-)
Comment by Brian Stevenson — November 28, 2012 @ 2:36 pm
I looked at that, but I can’t think of any good reason why we should put stock in that as meaningful. Probably just a random blip.
The best part of being an Astros fan now is watching the Yankees, Red Sox, Detroit etc. come to town. At least it’s a chance to see new teams.
Comment by Hurtlockertwo — November 28, 2012 @ 4:03 pm
Lopez has been a quietly excellent Ottoneu/LWTS play for the past few seasons combining the stinginess with walks w/ OK K rates, 4+ out appearances, and garnering a handful of holds every year w/ the ‘stros. I like him to grab 20+ holds in 2013 for the Phils and be a top shelf holds arm in leagues where that matters.