Comments Off on Felipe Lopez to Cardinals for $1 Million is the Steal of the Winter
Cubs fans, we should look at the Cardinals agreement with second baseman Felipe Lopez as an insult. With no sure-fire, proven starter at the position, why wouldn't Cubs GM Jim Hendry at least consider signing this guy? Ken Rosenthal of tweeted that Lopez only got $1 million in base salary with easily obtainable bonuses that could take the deal to $1.2 million. Look, I'm not saying that Lopez is a great player, or even the best player of this winter's free agent class. Far from it. But to only have to devote one year and such a minuscule (by today's standards) amount to a productive hitter and a decent fielder makes the Cardinals better, and makes it harder for the Cubs to win the division in 2010. Don't get me wrong, he is not a difference maker. If St. Louis takes the title ...

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