Trading Jose Lopez: How Can the Mariners Improve in the Process?

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Griffin Cooper in MLB
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WARNING: This article is heavily sabermetrics-oriented. Assuming we don’t get a second baseman in return, which is quite unlikely, we’re obviously going to need someone to replace him. In Geoff Baker’s recent article on the subject of trading Jose Lopez, he mentions both Orlando Hudson and Placido Polanco as potential free agent replacements, as well as the possibility of Matt Tuiasosopo or Bill Hall filling the void. Hudson could be a really nice fit, but he doesn’t want to come to the American League, so if the Mariners do want him, they may end up having to overpay to pry him from the National League, and I don’t see that happening. It’s a shame, too, as he’s quite the nifty little player. Polanco, on the other hand, seems like a much more reali ...

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