SF Giants Rumors: Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, Ryan Vogelsong, Bronson Arroyo, Javier Lopez, Corey Hart and Masahiro Tanaka

Javier Lopez - Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com)

Javier Lopez – Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com)

Yesterday Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle said (via Twitter) sources tell him that free agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson let the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres know early on they were his first choice because of both teams being close to his home in Las Vegas. Word on the street is Johnson has narrowed his choices down to three or four National League teams.

With the Giants inking Tim Hudson to a two year deal, Johnson might be headed to the Padres. However, the Giants are still looking to fill a void at the fifth spot in the rotation. Only time will tell if that spot will be held down by Ryan Vogelsong, Johnson or another starting pitcher.
Giants VP and Assistant GM Bobby Evans went on the Jim Bowden radio show. Evans said (via Twitter) the Giants remain interested in Bronson Arroyo. During the interview, Evans also says the Giants and Javier Lopez have agreed on a base salary and years. They’re now working on the other parts of the deal and there is nothing in writing as of yet (Twitter links).
Schulman pointed out last week that the Giants had some interest in Corey Hart. Now Schulman says (via Twitter) Hart is more of a question than an answer. Hart also hasn’t even been cleared for baseball yet. He’s expecting to be cleared on December 3rd when he visits the doctor.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) in a nutshell; it’s Vogelsong or another starting pitcher for the fifth spot in the rotation. The Giants are also out on Masahiro Tanaka, and a new everyday left fielder is doubtful.
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  • Anthony says:

    If we could get a healthy Hart that would be great!

  • Paul Moore says:

    Left field is going to be their hole!!!
    Is it not time to look at outfilders rather than just pitchers and/or infilderslike they did this past draft. They had a chance at a real slugger who played CF for Fresno State, but took the youn infielder instead. The kid from Fresno got picked up by the Yankees.