Originally written on Nation Orange  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Hold on to your hats, Giants fans (preferably your 2010 or 2012 world champion SF hats). Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Javier Lopez and the New York Yankees have “expressed mutual interest.” That turn of phrase needs should need no translation. This comes on the heels of the Yankees taking Brian Wilson off of their free agency board because the quirky closer refused to shave his beard; that won’t be any problem with the clean shaven Lopez. The Yankees – like the Giants – are in need of bullpen boosting, and they believe Lopez just might be a critical piece (he would fit in well in the American League, we’ll admit). Lopez’s agent, Barry Meister, said that, while both sides are interested, serious talks will be put on hold until the Yankees handle some of their more lucrative financial matters; the team has to worry about Robinson Cano (who is searching for a $300 million contract), Alex Rodriguez (who would be owed $26 million if he is not s...
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