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JAVIER LOPEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Diamondbacks fine with $91 million payroll ... for now

PHOENIX -- Money just isn't what it used to be. The Diamondbacks are positioned to spend about $91 million on payroll this season, possibly a few million more depending how their two arbitration cases go. It would be the third-highest figure in franchise history . . . and among the lower third in the major leagues in 2015. The D-backs made a big play in the offseason, committing...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lopez Best Shot At Sox-Related Glory Tonight

Lopez With A Young Fan (FenwayNation Photo)With The Carmine Hose on the sidelines for Game Seven of The 2014 World Series, we have to really scrape for any—even tenuous—Red Sox connections. As it turns out, only the San Francisco Giants have any former Boston players—Jake Peavy (who really spit the bit last night), Javier Lopez (who's pitched great in 1.2 innings—0.00 ERA—in...
Via FenwayNation
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Giants’ Role Players Shine

Anybody in baseball could have had these guys. Gregor Blanco, Yusmeiro Petit, Javier Lopez. Sure, the Giants spent a little to get them, but that little has meant a lot to them in return. All three came up huge in Wednesday’s Game Five victory. And the tweaks those players made to get where they are […]
Via Fangraphs
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

​Now That Left Field Is Filled, The Giants Should…

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles Left Fielder, check. Complete the starting rotation, check. Re-sign Javier Lopez, check. Add depth to the outfield, infield and if possible the bullpen; check?   Here’s the deal, you can never have too many good players, and most championship teams have a strong bench with players who can come in for one at-bat, or one game, or one week; and even...
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