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Wilton Lopez traded to Phillies

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  1. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    DEAL DEAD - APPEARS PHYSICAL WAS FAILED

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23phillies">#phillies</a> have agreement to acquire reliever wilton lopez from <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23astros">#astros</a> for minor leaguers. finalizing details.</p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/273820997558366210" data-datetime="2012-11-28T16:09:47+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    Multiple sources reporting near done (pending physical). Compensation unknown.

    http://www.crawfishboxes.com/2012/1...-wilton-lopez-traded-to-philadelphia-phillies

    http://www.nj.com/phillies/index.ssf/2012/11/phillies_trade_for_relief_pitc.html
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>wilton lopez will nicely fill 8th inning for philly. a coup. hear <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23astros">#astros</a> will get near-MLready prospects once finalized</p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/273821328354717696" data-datetime="2012-11-28T16:11:06+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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  3. DoitDickau

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    The phillies system is pretty bare. Expecting biddle and Joseph to be off the table....hoping for Trevor May. Not much else there that's exciting.
     
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    A Houston trade with Philly??? No way!

    Ed Wade must still be around
     
  5. juicystream

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    Most mentioned name is that other catching prospect.

    Possibly Brown if it were truly ML talent. Hopefully we will know shortly.
     
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    ML ready talent? hmmmm. In Luhnow I trust
     
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    I really hope it is Brown. He would fit anywhere in our OF. Left, center, or right. I am not sure of his natural position, but i am sure he could any of the three. I also think that he would be an instant upgrade over any of our starters now. I think he has an amazing future if he is in the right situation. I really hope it is him!
     
  8. RocketFan007

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    No way we get Brown for Lopez.
     
  9. tellitlikeitis

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    If Sebastian Valle is involved, then the Astros suddenly have a pretty decent hierarchy at catcher.

    Castro
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    Perez
    Heineman
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    Once again, Luhnow seems to make a deal at the right time (selling high). That being in this case a 29 year coming off one of his best years.

    I should withhold judgement till I see who we are getting, but I am betting I wont be disappointed.
     
  11. juicystream

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    No way we get a 25 year old corner OF with an OPS of .703 in 433 PAs, coming off consecutive AAA seasons of an OPS in the .760s for a legitimate setup guy who is under club control for 3 years, will be very cheap, and has posted 3 consecutive seasons with a sub-3 ERA?
     
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    while he is selling high, that's far from the most pertinent factor...it's more that - like myers, lyon, whoever - a "plus" closer/reliever has no real value to a (for the foreseeable future) cellar-dwelling team. pretty much a no-brainer.

    kid is good though. nice pickup by the phillies. happy trails, wilton.
     
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    Would you have the same opinion if Lopez were 24?
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Astros">#Astros</a> GM Jeff Luhnow says there's "nothing to report" about proposed Wilton Lopez/Phillies deal.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronAstros/status/273823871956828160" data-datetime="2012-11-28T16:21:13+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trade could obviously happen. But continue to hear it's still in development stage.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronAstros/status/273823992475951104" data-datetime="2012-11-28T16:21:41+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    Only person I've seen report that. Luhnow wouldn't comment until it is finalized, so we can't do anything with that.
     
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    Phillies.com is reporting players have been agreed to and Lopez is in town for his physical. Will be announced after he passes it.
     
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    probably...but you'd have to have some major foresight to know that you are selling high if the guy is 24 years old.

    i'd trust that they'd be able to find a comparable closer/reliever by the time 4 years or so rolled around and they were competitive again.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23phillies">#phillies</a> deal for Wilton Lopez is pending physical. Two players going to Houston.</p>&mdash; Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/273870510331424768" data-datetime="2012-11-28T19:26:32+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This Wilton Lopez physical with Philly isn't a slam dunk. Some clubs have been scared off by his medicals in the recent past.</p>&mdash; Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) <a href="https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/273874211313967104" data-datetime="2012-11-28T19:41:14+00:00">November 28, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    interesting...
     

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