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Lincecum may hit the trade market

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07:08 AM ET 07.11 | What a difference a few weeks makes. Two weeks back, all five teams in the National League West considered themselves buyers. Not now. Officials who have spoken to the Giants say their recent slide has led them to put any buying on hold. While they haven't yet switched into sell mode, they could well be heading in that direction. And while there's no guarantee they would move either one, both Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence can be free agents at the end of the season, and would be attractive (if expensive) pieces. ... General manager Brian Sabean said two weeks ago that he had lists of starting pitchers, relievers and position players who he could possibly try to acquire. Since then, though, the Giants have continued to lose.

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July 11, 2013  07:27 AM ET

I would love for the Nationals to jump on this, if it's true. We need another quality starter to make a serious run.

July 11, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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I would love for the Nationals to jump on this, if it's true. We need another quality starter to make a serious run.

Not too many quality starts by Timmy in the last year and a half though.

July 11, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Seems like Tim needs either a reboot on a small market team or a one way ticket to mop up duty

July 11, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not too many quality starts by Timmy in the last year and a half though.

I was thinking that... Wouldn't want to give up too much for him, but it would still be better than Haren and Jordan, who both are hard to watch.

July 11, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Not too many quality starts by Timmy in the last year and a half though.

No...but his last outing I think he got 11 strikeouts. It's like golf....you always seem to play the last couple of holes so well you want to come back for more torture in the future.

July 11, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Not too many quality starts by Timmy in the last year and a half though.

Indeed. He'll give you 1 good start and the then 3 crappy ones. I don't think he's worth a lot considering he's a 1/2 season rental

July 11, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I would love for the Nationals to jump on this, if it's true. We need another quality sharter to make serious runs in our pants.

Then this IS your guy.

July 11, 2013  10:09 AM ET

What a shame. "Lincecum-mania" was fun a few years back.

July 11, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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No...but his last outing I think he got 11 strikeouts. It's like golf....you always seem to play the last couple of holes so well you want to come back for more torture in the future.

They'd better trade him before his next start then.

July 11, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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I would love for the Nationals to jump on this, if it's true. We need another quality starter to make a serious run.

OK, you have the remainder of his $22 million contract ( around $10 million left to pay out ) then he is FA. Bus ask yourself this, why would the Giants move him, they are in a run for the playoffs too. It means they have no long term interest in him, or short term.

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July 11, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I would love for the Nationals to jump on this, if it's true. We need another quality starter to make a serious run.

The guy is 14-24 with a NL ERA of around 5.00 over his last 240 IP. Why would that change now? What do you give up to get that kind of production?

July 11, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Right. They don't want to commit long-term.But some other team will...

Why? His numbers have declined steadily for almost two years now?

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July 11, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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Because there's always a team out there that think they can fix him, and thinks that a change of scenery will do the trick, or that they can catch lightning in a bottle.Think about guys like Kevin Brown, Carl Pavano and Oliver Perez. Someone ALWAYS signs these guys.

True, but what is the asking price?

July 11, 2013  01:01 PM ET

What is so great about a WASH UP HAS BEEN. The MLB network once again forcing a bloody yankee game on us. Like 100% I will watch something else and the MLB network can bend over and stick the yankees up their.

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July 11, 2013  01:39 PM ET

The guy needs a change of scenery!!!

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