San Francisco Giants: The 2010’s All-Decade Team

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images) /
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All-Decade San Francisco Giants Bullpen

Javier Lopez

2010-2016

If you thought Affeldt was a lefty specialist, Lopez might have been the next man up in that category.

Lopez was a mid-season acquisition in 2010 that not only helped the Giants to their first title but then became a staple as part of a dominant pitching staff.

He held down the fort with a commanding 2.52 ERA over the six-and-a-half seasons with 206 strikeouts with his signature low-side-arm delivery.

In all of his Giants’ postseason appearances, he allowed just two runs in 25 outings. He was especially great in 2012 against the Cardinals when he struck out four batters across three-scoreless appearances.

Brian Wilson

2010-2012

How could you leave off ‘The Beard’? He was too valuable to the bullpen early on before the decade and then became a legacy when he helped finish off the Giants’ first World Series run.

2010 was by far his best season. A 1.81 record, a league-leading 48 saves, 93 strikeouts to just 26 walks and an all-star appearance.

He closed out 85 games over the three-year span with a 2.46 ERA and struck-out 149 batters.

He was practically untouchable in the postseason. In 11 2/3 innings, he struck out 16 batters, allowed just one unearned run, and collected six saves.