Friday, November 02, 2007

Is San Fran Stupid?

Tim Lincecum is available? Really? I find it hard to believe!

If he IS available, I can't really think of anything I wouldn't give up to get him.

The guy's a stud. And he's under team control for AT LEAST five more seasons!

I can't imagine we've got enough to get him, but if he's really on the block (and color me skeptical), you've gotta empty the barren cupboards, much like most of us do when it's time to donate food to food banks at Thanksgiving time. Hopefully Sabean likes chick peas, cans of beets and pumpkin pie filling.


  • They're probably concerned about his long-term durability with that freaky delivery he's got. My guess is they want to cash out now before he ends up DL'd. Besides, since when did the giants seem all that smart in the GM department?

    By Blogger Michael Taylor, at 11/02/2007 9:19 PM  

  • There are only about two players on the Nationals that I WOULDN'T give up for him. Oh, I want him. I want him now. Dear San Fran, I'll give you Belliard, Lopez, Young, Pena, Logan, Langerhans, and Kasto for him. Seriously. Maybe even Church if you throw in a bag of sunflower seeds and ask nicely. And that's not even talking about pitchers I'd be willing to part with. Patterson? Take him! The others we'd have to seriously negotiate over, but, please, help yourselves to the infield. Or the outfield. Gahead!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2007 9:29 PM  

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    By Blogger Michael Taylor, at 11/02/2007 10:46 PM  

  • Exactly which 'big bat' do you expect the Nat's to give up for him. Besides Zimermann we don't have one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2007 10:59 PM  

  • Anonymous is having reading comprehension problems tonight, isn't he? ;)

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 11/02/2007 11:01 PM  

  • I wonder how much we'd have to add to Kearns to get them to return the phone call. Kearns, Church, Rauch? Kearns, Cordero?

    By the way, did you see that Bill James' "young talent index" has the Nats 13th? Not bad, considering most of the guys we think of as the real young talent are still at AA and below. Zimmerman and Cordero are obviously doing the heavy lifting there for us - they both made his top 50, Zimm at 11, Cordero at 23.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2007 7:23 AM  

  • Kearns, Cordero, DMeat and one of the three Lefties we drafted last year, for Lincecum and Raji Davis.

    By Blogger (j)on, at 11/03/2007 12:34 PM  

  • i'm pretty sure you can't trade 07 draft picks until like june of 08

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2007 4:14 PM  

  • hoagie is correct.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2007 5:38 PM  

  • Again, forgive me if this sounds dumb, but it's hard to get baseball info in the UK.

    Isn't Lincecum what Lannan could be, after a season of Randy St Claire's TLC?

    Don't get me wrong, I like him a lot but he'd cost too much, but giving up 3 MLB veterans for him is too much, particularly as we're thin (and fairly cheap) as regards potential replacements.

    If we can get him for say, Lopez, Young, Kasto/Broadway and a pitching prospect, maybe.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/04/2007 4:04 PM  

  • IMO, the only way Lannan becomes Lincecum is if he has that surgery like Nic Cage and Travolta in "Face Off."

    Lannan is the classic "crafty lefty" - nothing thrown really hard, has to hit his spots and change speeds to be effective, if he misses, or can't control it, he gets beat around the head and neck. Looking at minor league stats, Lannan's average K/9 in three years was 6.32, BB/9 3.51, HR/9 .61. With the help of St. Claire's magic TLC (patent pending), he becomes Matt Chico.

    Lincecum is a power pitcher and a righty - not really big, but he's got "stuff" - in 2 MiLB seasons, he had a K/9 rate of 15.05, which was after posting a collegiate career K/9 of 13-ish. In his MLB debut last year (ignore the 7-5 W-L record), he had a K/9 of 9, i.e. he strikes out one batter per inning on average. Lincecum is a guy who you can build the staff around. He went 170+ innings last year (split between AAA and MLB)which will go up as coaches ease up on his pitch counts. He's also 23, as Chris points out. If he stays healthy, he's well worth a better-than-average starter (like Kearns).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/05/2007 8:53 AM  

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