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WILTON LOPEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tale of the Colorado Rockies season might be already told through nine games

Wilton Lopez was brutal on Tuesday.The question has already been asked, who are the 2014 Colorado Rockies?Is this team the one that showed up on Friday for the home opener and played a complete, fundamental game, which included good starting pitching and great hitting? On the other side, is this team the one the looked terrible on Opening Day in Miami last Monday or like they did...
Via Rockies Review
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilton Lopez, Rockies agree at $2.2 million

Wilton Lopez has agreed to a $2.2 million, one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. The right-hander avoided arbitration by agreeing to the non-guaranteed contract Thursday night. Lopez finished his first year as a member of the Rockies after being acquired from Houston, where he spent his first four big league seasons. Lopez was 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA in 75 appearances last...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a dragonfly elude a Wilton Lopez pitch in super-slow motion (video)

During a game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants over the weekend, a dragonfly found itself right in the path of a pitch out of the hand of Rockies relief pitcher Wilton Lopez. Somehow, the insect used all its wings to swoop up and avoid becoming a smeary stain on the ball and [...]The post Watch a dragonfly elude a Wilton Lopez pitch in super-slow motion (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies Continue to Confuse, Acquire Wilton Lopez

In a vacuum, you could probably make a decent enough case in favor of exchanging Alex White for Wilton Lopez. As Jeff wrote last week, Lopez is the game’s most extreme high GB/low BB reliever, and this skillset allows him to be an effective late inning reliever. Lopez is a quality arm, and he can be a key piece of a good bullpen. Meanwhile, White has been pretty lousy during...
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies get RHP Lopez from Astros for 2 pitchers

The Houston Astros have traded reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to be named to the Colorado Rockies for right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham. The deal was announced Tuesday night and was the first trade at the winter meetings. Lopez was 6-3 with 10 saves and a 2.17 ERA in 64 games for the Astros last season. Known for his sharp control, he struck out 54 and walked just...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros complete trade to send Wilton Lopez to Rockies

After a deal between the Astros and Phillies fell apart over a physical that would have sent Wilton Lopez to the City of Brotherly Love, the Astros have instead dealt Lopez to the Colorado Rockies, who apparently had no issues with Lopez's elbow. Heading back to Houston in the trade are a pair of starting pitchers, Alex White and Alex Gillingham, while the Rockies also get a...
Via The Outside Corner
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

The Wilton Lopez trade to the Phillies is off

Yesterday, we brought you the news of the Astros potentially trading closer Wilton Lopez to the Phillies. Well, today it appears that the trade will not be happening after Lopez's physical with the Phillies hadn't gone well. Reportedly, Lopez's elbow is what gave Philadelphia's doctors pause. The Phillies were reportedly going to send pitcher Tyler Cloyd and catcher...
Via The Outside Corner
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade With Astros for Wilton Lopez is Reportedly Dead

I'm glad they tried.  According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the trade that would have sent Astros reliever Wilton Lopez to the Phillies is pretty much dead.  Apparently the Phillies were not comfortable for the results of Lopez's physical: A deal had been agreed upon, pending Lopez passing his physical, but it appears both teams are going their separate ways. The...
Via Philliedelphia
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies in Talks to Acquire Astros RP Lopez

The Phillies are in serious talks with the Houston Astros and may be on the verge of trading for 29-year-old righthanded reliever Wilton Lopez, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. If the Phils pull this off, it would be a great, under-the-radar trade. Many baseball fans haven’t heard of Lopez because he’s been trapped under the weight of the 100-loss Astros, but he’s actually...
Via Phillies Nation
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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