No one else has seemed that interested in Felipe Lopez while the Cardinals continue to play hard to get.
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But that may be changing.
According to ESPN, the Mets may have some interest in Lopez to give their offense a bit of a boost. He could probably pretty easily take New York's second base job away from Luis Castillo who isn't a favorite of Mets fans -- not to mention the team's front office.
If the Cardinals like Lopez, they might want to stop playing games. The Mets are a bad team that plays in a high pressure atmosphere. But that might not matter to Lopez who seems to be desperate for a job the day before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
Lopez wants a chance to be a starter, which may be his hangup with the Cardinals. But, not only could he win the third base job over David Freese, he would be all but guaranteed a virtual starting job as a super sub under manager Tony LaRussa.
A switch hitter, Lopez could start at second base against lefty pitchers, play some third against righties and give Matt Holliday and Ryan Ludwick a rest in the outfield corners. When he isn't racking up playing time in those roles, he would likely be the Birds' top pinch hitter.