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08:08 AM ET 01.07 | Depending how things go, righties Matt Garza of the Cubs, Gavin Floyd of the White Sox, and even Tim Lincecum of the Giants could be attractive on the trade market. Hard to read the Cubs, since they're building for the future while also signing veteran pitchers. Garza still has to show teams in spring training that his injured elbow is OK; the Cubs would listen on a possible deal. Floyd remains one of the more attractive pitchers who could be had. ... [With] some younger pitchers ready to step into that rotation, [Floyd] is expendable. As for Lincecum, the Giants feel they'll straighten out his mechanical defects. But he is making $22 million this season, and if he's not what he used to be, the Giants may be enticed.

The Boston Globe

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January 7, 2013  09:06 AM ET

How in the he"doublehockeystick" can you straighten out those mechanics?

January 7, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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How in the he"doublehockeystick" can you straighten out those mechanics?

I get a stiff neck just watching Timmy pitch.

January 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET

What are the chances he becomes a reliever/closer ala Mariano?

January 7, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What are the chances he becomes a reliever/closer ala Mariano?

I don't think much of one - he had lost velocity as well. And the ball was up a lot in the strike zone - until he keeps it where it belongs - he's not long for the league at all IMHO...

January 7, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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How in the he"doublehockeystick" can you straighten out those mechanics?

Good point. He throws how he throws. With a $22MM contract, trading for him would be a huge gamble.

January 7, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Good point. He throws how he throws. With a $22MM contract, trading for him would be a huge gamble.

Depends what the Giants would want for him. If they're just looking to dump the contract, a team with money (Yankees, Red Sox) it could be worth the gamble. It's only one season and if he returns to the little Timmy of 2011 it would put you right into contention.

January 7, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Depends what the Giants would want for him. If they're just looking to dump the contract, a team with money (Yankees, Red Sox) it could be worth the gamble. It's only one season and if he returns to the little Timmy of 2011 it would put you right into contention.

Even for the big money teams, $22MM is a lot to risk on a guy with a 5+ era last year.

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January 7, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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How in the he"doublehockeystick" can you straighten out those mechanics?

If Lincecum can't pitch as a starter then let him pitch as a reliever, this past post-season he made the difference as a reliever and did a heck of a job,,,,

January 7, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I get a stiff neck just watching Timmy pitch.

Lincecum has two ways in his pitching schedule, the giants could use him as a starter and when things aren't working well for the pitcher?? the giants should use him as a long reliever,,,

January 7, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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Good point. He throws how he throws. With a $22MM contract, trading for him would be a huge gamble.

nobody should trade for him,,,but but i can picture the dodgers trading for him, can anybody imagine what type of rotation would be in the dodgers blue???if its tough now that rotation could get tougher,,,

January 7, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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nobody should trade for him,,,but but i can picture the dodgers trading for him, can anybody imagine what type of rotation would be in the dodgers blue???if its tough now that rotation could get tougher,,,

Clayton Kershaw/Zack Greinke/Becktett/Ryu/Lincecum/Tedd lilly/Capuano/
dodgers could paralize any opponent just like that,,,,

January 7, 2013  12:00 PM ET

i'd take the risk because he's young

January 7, 2013  01:18 PM ET

I like the part about: "and if he's not what he used to be, the Giants may be enticed."

He had an off year, had developed some bad habits mechanically, and rumor has it he was trying to break up with his long time love Mary Jane...

He looked damn good in the playoffs and even in an off year, his K total and hits to IP weren't horrible...

At 28 - 29... He'll be back...

January 7, 2013  02:04 PM ET
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I like the part about: "and if he's not what he used to be, the Giants may be enticed."He had an off year, had developed some bad habits mechanically, and rumor has it he was trying to break up with his long time love Mary Jane...He looked damn good in the playoffs and even in an off year, his K total and hits to IP weren't horrible...At 28 - 29... He'll be back...

Exactly, ONE off year. If you were the Giants owner you wouldn't trade Lincecum unless you were getting someone like Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout.

January 7, 2013  03:26 PM ET

Lincecum is going nowhere... Timmy brought this underdog and diminutive attitude to the Giants and they have used to it to get two titles. Timmy is a lot more than just a pitcher to the Giants...

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January 7, 2013  04:07 PM ET

I'd deal him the 1st opportunity I had

 
January 7, 2013  04:38 PM ET
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What are the chances he becomes a reliever/closer ala Mariano?

50% at most in 2013 season,,

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