The Giants will definitely move lefty reliever Javier Lopez, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. As for fellow impending free agents Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, as reported yesterday, the Giants intend to make a qualifying offer to both after the season, but are willing to listen to trade offers now. The latest:
- The asking prices on Lopez and the Rockies' Josh Outman are said to be really high, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney.
- The Giants' interest in retaining Pence and Lincecum will clearly affect whether they're traded this summer. Assistant GM Bobby Evans noted to Sherman, "You have to be realistic that if you trade a guy, you are not going to be able to re-sign him. That is what history shows." In a general sense, Evans also said, "We will listen. And things change as the deadline gets closer. But I don’t see anyone overwhelming us to make deals happen."