MLBTR: Mutual Interest Between Yankees and Javier Lopez

By Melissa Felkins

Aug 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Javier Lopez (49) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Giants won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Oh boy, Denise sure isn’t going to like this story. Accordings to MLB Trade Rumors, Javier Lopez and the Yankees have some mutual interest and have had some early discussions of a contract.

"Lopez’s primary goal, according to Meister, is to pitch on a contending team. “Of course, the Yankees are perennially that,” he told McCullough. As McCullough notes, the Yankees have a need in the bullpen with Mariano Rivera retiring and Boone Logan hitting free agency."

Of course, Lopez has also expressed interested in staying in San Francisco, and as said he’d give the Giants a last shot at keeping him. Lopez is looking for a multi-year deal. At age 36, I’d imagine he’s looking for a place to finish out his career. I personally hope the Giants go hard after keeping him, even if it means overpaying somewhat. That said, I’m sure he’d love a place where he is used more than for one batter at a time, like Bruce Bochy likes to use him. He’s quite good in that role, but I’d sure love to see more of him pitching in a San Francisco uniform.

Lopez just completed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Giants.

Maybe #SFBatKid can save the day with Lopez.