Monday, October 3, 2011

Davey Lopes is not impressed with Ed Wade's work

USA Today's Bob Nightengale has a story on Hunter Pence (who, along with Berkman, will likely be the sole source of posts at Astros County for the time being). Dodgers First Base Coach Davey Lopes, who spent the last four years with the Phillies, wasn't impressed with the Astros side of the trade:

"That's why Ruben Amaro is the executive of the year," said Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes, who spent the previous four years in Philadelphia. "You get Cliff Lee to come there and take less money. And then you steal Pence? That wasn't a trade. That was a steal. You kidding me?"

Amaro told Nightengale that he told Wade of his interest in Pence as early as May:
"It was a lot more perfect fit that we thought. The fans are really into him. And he fit right into this clubhouse."


Anonymous said...

Whatever. Some criticisms of Wade are so petty (since that is the word of the day). Gee, we found someone who feels Wade got robbed. I doubt for a minute if Lopes knows squat about any of the minor leaguers in the trade. But hey, it's Ed Wade criticism, so jump on it.

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Anonymous said...

I agree with my fellow Anon. Cosart, Singleton, and Santana all have the potential to become superior players to Pence. If one of them realizes their potential, the trade is a win. If more than one does, it's a steal for us. In none do, who cares? Pence was overrated and we were in last place with him anyway.