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San Francisco Giants reliever Javier Lopez gets better with age

Middle relievers are often overlooked in Major League Baseball. They are the unsung heroes. They rarely get any credit when they pitch well, but always take the blame when they pitch poorly. The San Francisco Giants have struck gold with 12-year veteran Javier Lopez. The lefty has pitched for five teams in the MLB, the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...

Giants Re-Sign Javier Lopez to Three-Year Deal

It goes against every fiber of my being. A three-year contract given to a middle reliever. Three years and $13 million to an extreme relief specialist, a Left Handed One Out Guy (LOOGY). Those years and that money given to a pitcher who has averaged 46 innings pitched over the past four years, and less than 40 innings over the past two. I’ve harped on and on over the years and...
Via BaySportsNet
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants sign reliever Javier Lopez to a three year contract

Left-handed relief pitcher Javier Lopez received interest from at least ten teams, but he stated repeatedly toward the end of the season that he wanted to stay with the Giants.  Pending a physical, it appears Lopez received his wish. Andrew Baggarly, San Francisco Giants beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area tweeted the following, Javier Lopez’s deal is done pending a physical...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Javier Lopez, Bronson Arroyo, and Ryan Garko

Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte Word on the street since yesterday is that the San Francisco Giants are close to locking in reliever Javier Lopez. Steve Berman of says a source tells him that the deal is for three years, $13 million. I’m all in for this deal. Three years and only $13 million total to trot out the best lefty specialist in the game (in...

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

Giants strike again, sign Javier Lopez to three-year, $13 million deal

Brian Sabean's San Francisco Giants have struck again, signing reliever Javier Lopez to a three-year, $13 million deal as reported by Bay Area Sports Guy. The 36-year old Lopez is the Giants' favorite LOOGY, holding left-handers to a .152/.208/.222 line in 2013.  While Lopez does have good splits overall, the Giants are still committing multiple years to a player with limited...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants working to agree on deal with Javier Lopez

The Giants were working Wednesday to reach agreement with left-handed reliever Javier Lopez on a three-year contract. San Francisco assistant general manager Bobby Evans said the sides were ''close,'' but a physical wouldn't be scheduled until an agreement had been reached. A day after signing right-hander Tim Hudson to a $23 million, two-year contract, the Giants were busy trying...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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