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SF Giants Rumors: Counter Move To Lopez Signing and Check Out The Team That Almost Signed Lopez

​The deal is finally official… The San Francisco Giants have officially signed reliever Javier Lopez to a three year deal, worth $13 million. In a counter move, the Giants waived reliever Jose Mijares to make room on the 40-man roster for Lopez. Mijares has cleared waivers and has elected free agency.​   Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Lopez gave serious...

The Latest SF Giants News: Lopez's Contract, and Team Transactions

It may be the middle of November, and opening day may still be months away (don’t remind us), but there’s still Giants news to talk about. Today was the last day for players to be added to the 40-man roster, so as to avoid being taken by other teams in the Rule 5 draft in December. The Giants added four players to the roster: right-handed pitcher Kendry Flores, third baseman...
Via Nation Orange
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants re-sign Lopez

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Javier Lopez to a 3-year $13 million contract extension. Lopez, 36, has firmly established himself as one of the best left-handed relievers in the major leagues. In his four seasons with the Giants, Lopez has compiled a minute 2.26 ERA, 121 strikeouts, 54 walks, and just two home runs allowed in 147.1 innings pitched...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees and Javier Lopez Have "Mutual Interest"

The New York Yankees need to bolster their bullpen, and it won’t be incredibly easy, with a lack of big name relievers available on the market. There are a few notable relievers – such as Grant Balfour, Joe Nathan, or the already rejected Brian Wilson – and there are a few second-level arms on the market as well. For the Yankees, strengthening up the bullpen means finding...
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Javier Lopez has "Mutual Interest" With Yankees

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...
Via Nation Orange
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington pursuing Javier Lopez

As one of the elite left-handed relievers in the game, the San Francisco Giants are well aware that retaining Javier Lopez this winter may be easier said than done. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea, the Washington Nationals have been in contact with the veteran, and Lopez’s agent Barry Meister revealed there is “mutual interest”. Lopez, a UVA alumni has close roots...
Via MLB Injury News
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Agent: Reliever Javier Lopez wants to remain with Giants

getty images The agent of left handed reliever Javier Lopez says that while client would like to return to the San Francisco Giants there have been preliminary talks with other clubs. Chris Haft of reports that Lopez’s agent, Barry Miester, declined to identify how many teams had declared interest thus far. Lopez, 36, had another fine season for the Giants last season compiling...
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Javier Lopez Getting Calls From Many Different Teams

This should come as no surprise: a lot of teams are interested in signing San Francisco left-handed reliever Javier Lopez. And even though it comes as no surprise, it’s not exactly comforting for Giants fans, who were hoping that the team could wrap up a deal with the lefty specialist before free agency, like they did with Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum. No such luck. And...
Via Nation Orange
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Free Agency

  Javier Lopez – Photo by Marko Realmonte ( Not much went right for the San Francisco Giants who managed to get their first losing season since 2008 when they finished 72-90. The 2013 Giants entered their tailspin in June and did little to stop it for most of the summer. Thankfully the return of Angel Pagan and the stability of the starting pitching had...

Giants rumors: Javier Lopez will be traded

While the San Francisco Giants are still mulling whether or not to trade free agents-to-be Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the team will "definitely move" left-handed reliever Javier Lopez. Ever since it was reported that the Giants are willing to listen on their veteran players that are set to hit the open market following...
Via MLB Injury News
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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