Fare thee well Rodrigo Lopez

Take a breath and exhale.

The Rodrigo Lopez era is over.

It’s TRUE!!!!!!

For the golden arm of Rodrigo, we  get Double-A pitchers Jim Miller and Jason Burch from the Colorado Rockies.

From ESPN:

Miller was 0-3 with 12 saves and a 3.86 ERA in 45 relief appearances last year for Tulsa, the Rockies’ Double-A affiliate. Colorado picked him in the eighth round in the 2004 amateur draft.

Burch was 3-4 with a 4.95 ERA in 45 relief appearances in Tulsa last year. Burch was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round in 2003 and was acquired by the Rockies as part of a trade that sent right fielder Larry Walker to St. Louis in 2004.

I’m surprised we got even that for him. These guys could have upside, or they could come to our farm system to die. But you know what, I won’t see Rodrigo throwing taters this season. I was afraid he wouldn’t be traded and it would be a year where he’d complain about being in the pen. Then someone would get hurt or slump and he’d back in the rotation and blocking Olson or a phoenix from the ashes Hayden Penn. But this won’t be a problem. He’s gone.

What a week to be an O’s fan. Cal gets inducted and trade Rodrigo. But you got to take the good with the bad.

The Orioles are bringing back Todd Williams with a one year deal. Though with the new bullpen, we won’t see him as much. He was very very very very very over-used last season.

Pinch me though, Rodrigo is gone.

I hold no fondness for him…and his whining…and his rotten pitching.

But I wish him well in Colorado. He could be lights out there…or he could be batted around like a rag doll. If he gets 20 wins next year and wins the Cy Young, I won’t be mad because he wouldn’t do it here.

He’s gone. Slap me.

Rodrigo is really really gone.

Party at my place.


One Response

  1. My buddy and I used to say this guy had one pitch, a big fat meatball. Take a look at his numbers against the AL East the past few years. The Devil Rays batted .369 against him for god’s sake. Here is one more stat to wet your palate, Derek Jeter was a career .446 hitter in 64 AB’s against Rodrigo. Good riddance!

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