JAVIER LOPEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Giants to have Javier Lopez as instructor, and perhaps Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Recently retired Giants left-hander Javier Lopez will work as a special instructor for San Francisco at spring training and there are discussions with home run king Barry Bonds about spending some time with the club in Arizona, too. General manager Bobby Evans said Friday that Lopez - an important reliever on the Giants' World Series winners in 2010, '12 and...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krukow to cut back on calling Giants games, with Javier Lopez, Jeremy Affeldt filling in

One of the most beloved broadcasters in baseball, San Francisco Giants color commentator Mike Krukow, will take a step back in 2017. Krukow reportedly told Bay Area radio show Murph and Mac he’ll call only 120 games next season, with Jeremy Affeldt and the just-retired Javier Lopez working the rest of the games on CSN Bay Area, alongside play-by-play man Duane Kuiper. Via the...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Relief ace Javier Lopez retires from MLB

Long time MLB reliever Javier Lopez has thrown his last pitch. Lopez, who pitched with the San Francisco Giants from 2010-2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday.“More than anything, it’s just time,” Lopez said, per Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting harder and harder to get ready for spring. … “I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-time World Series champion Javier Lopez announces his retirement

Reliever Javier Lopez, a Rule 5 pick who went on to win four World Series championship rings with the Red Sox and Giants, is retiring.Lopez, 39, was a free agent.“More than anything, it’s just time,” Lopez said. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting harder and harder to get ready for spring.“I’m looking forward to some other things...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago

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 Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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