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    Lincecum available?

    Tracy Ringolsby is reporting that the Giants have let it be known that Lincecum can be had for a quality bat.

    If true, does anyone else find it suspicious? What with the value being placed on quality, major-league ready young arms, why cough up Lincecum? Could it be that the way they backed him off late in the year was a sign that his arm was barking? Or are they SO desperate for offense that they're willing to give up a young pitcher who looked like he was on a trajectory to be dominant?

    Very strange.

    No way would I consummate a deal for him without running a full battery on his shoulder and elbow. But, I'd give up some serious talent for the chance.
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    Re: Lincecum available?

    :ears perk up:

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    He's either injured or this is just bad reporting. Guys like Lincecum aren't magically made available for a decent bat.

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    I'm sure they would trade him for Bruce, Votto/Hamilton and Cueto/Bailey

    Of course we COULD HAVE DRAFTED HIM 2 years ago
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    Re: Lincecum available?

    little RHPers are like puppies. A lot of fun when young, but quick to become dogs whose owners alone seem to value

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    Re: Lincecum available?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    little RHPers are like puppies. A lot of fun when young, but quick to become dogs whose owners alone seem to value
    So true, so true.

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    Re: Lincecum available?

    I'll gladly trade them Stubbs.

    It wouldn't break my heart to throw in Mesorasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'll gladly trade them Stubbs.
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    Re: Lincecum available?

    I'll gladly trade them Stubbs.

    It wouldn't break my heart to throw in Mesorasco.
    They'd have no interest in players who are years from the majors.
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    Re: Lincecum available?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    little RHPers are like puppies. A lot of fun when young, but quick to become dogs whose owners alone seem to value
    So play with them while they're still young (pre-arb years), then flip them before they get long in the tooth.

    Although in this case, I think it's the old bait-and-switch. Sabean will make ridiculous demands for Lincecum, and just as you're about to hang up, he'll say, "while I've got you on the phone, let's talk about Ray Durham."
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    Re: Lincecum available?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'll gladly trade them Stubbs.

    It wouldn't break my heart to throw in Mesorasco.
    We couldn't trade Mesorasco until next June if we wanted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    So play with them while they're still young (pre-arb years), then flip them before they get long in the tooth.
    agreed. this requires tremendous self-discipline, very thick-skin, a deft trading touch, and a great eye for young talent. I like to think that we have that here, but it remains to be seen

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    Re: Lincecum available?

    Hamilton?

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    Re: Lincecum available?

    If he passes the physical and is properly evaluated, I'd trade any single offensive player the Reds have (Bruce included). Obviously, I'd try to avoid trading Bruce, but I'd give him up for Lincecum if that's what it took.

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    Re: Lincecum available?

    Hamilton, Dickerson, Travis Wood


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