The Cow wrote:Maybe the plan is Lopez to SS and Vidro to 2B which would send Betancourt to the bench. I don't know if Lopez can play SS, but this way they should get more offense. Still a bone head trade, but maybe this is the plan.
Lopez had an OPS of .723. Betancourt had an OPS of .713. And the differences in Runs/RBIs can essentially be explained by their spots in the batting order. Plus Betancourt has an above average glove at SS and I would not want to see Lopez playing short on an everyday basis.
Vidro was acquired to apparently be the DH. Why you'd want a 2B with a .700ish OPS as your DH is beyond me.