Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lincecum on the block? Sabean's gone insane

While everyone in baseball has been preoccupied with the where is Johan Santana headed derby, Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi is trying to pull of the coup of the offseason.

Reports throughout baseball have Ricciardi offering outfielder Alex Rios for San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum in a straight up trade proposal.

I have a hard time believing Giants GM Brian Sabean would offer Lincecum, the No. 10 overall pick in 2006, to anyone. The lithe right-hander with the violent delivery rocketed through the minor leagues, but some experts think he has durability concerns.

Rios, meanwhile, has tapped into his prodigious talent, but this trade doesn't make sense.

If Sabean is worried about Lincecum's durability, just make him a closer. After all, the Giants haven't had a steady ninth-inning option since Robb Nen's elbow imploded during the 2002 pennant race.


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