1 *_____ (CF/LF)
2 *Scutaro (2B)
3 Posey (C)
4 Sandoval (3B)
5 Pence (RF)
6 *_____ (LF/CF)
7 Belt (1B)
8 Crawford (SS)
Bench: Blanco (OF), *_____ (1B/OF), *Theriot (IF), Arias (IF), H. Sanchez (C)
SP: Cain, Bumgarner (L), Vogelsong, Lincecum, Zito (L)
Pen: Romo-CL, *Affeldt (L), *Wilson (declined arb & resigned), Casilla, Lopez (L), Kontos, *_____ (Long Reliever)
I think Tim's play in the WS may have redeemed some of whatever value he carried into the 2012 season. From a business perspective, see what his market value is now, because next year might not be so kind. Of course this whole post is moot, with an expected 22 mil payout this coming year, I imagine no one would even give him the time of day, let alone give up something for him.
If Rags and Gardner cannot get control of him this winter, there will be no starting rotation, period. That I can see. I think there is a strong contingency that points to Timmy becoming a full time bullpenner. The question, in keeping with the current discussion, is how does that effect any possible deal with Affeldt? I think it may strengthen his chances as an early out for Timmy
Giants are probably hoping that Lincecum re-dedicates himself in the offseason.. both to his conditioning and his mechanics. Maybe if he comes in better shape, and he fixes his impossible mechanics, we'll see more 93's than 89's.
^ How I feel about the Colts right about now ^"[He's] a really complete player... There's not really any weaknesses to his game." - Bill Belichick on Andrew Luck
Well, just so there is no confusion.. I'm pullin' for Timmy. A full recovery in 2013 would be a dream season. But there is a part of me that would be ok with letting his mechanics become someone else's headache for a while.
And I think the ONLY way he gets a start next season is if Raghetti and Gardner agree to it. If they cannot gain complete 100% confidence in Timmy this winter, it won't happen. The same exact formula that got Bumgarner the start in game 2.
Saying that Lincecum is guarenteed a spot in the starting line up next year is the same as saying Rags and Gardner will have complete and unconditional confidence in Tims abilities by then. Hope you are right, of course, but not sure I'd put my paycheck on it
But, I do hear ya. At 22mil, I would be tempted to just throw him in as well.. I hope it don't go like that
Last edited by Sweetleaf; 11-03-2012 at 04:22 PM.
He's just had one bad year and will be making 22M next season, I don't think they'll send him to the bullpen to start the year. Who knows, maybe if he continues to struggle during the season, but they'll for sure allow him some time at the beginning of the year to set things straight.
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Melky, man.. I sure would love to see him come back. And if he can play at the same caliber that he did on PED's, the booing stops before the all star break. Haha! I love Blanco, but not as a starting OF (all though, after this WS I start to wonder what I'm thinking...)
Here's a thought, though... Second inning of game 2, Young hits a double that would carom oddly off the wall. Gregor overruns the carom and has to change directions to run it down. Greg Lemont sees this and waves Fielder to home plate. Well, the rest is history.
Had Melky been there? Way different. Melky is slower and does not overrun the carom and picks it up the ball faster. With his reputation for OF assists, Lemont doesn't let the 300lb Fielder even look towards home plate. 1st and 3rd with no outs. Also, those diving catches blanco made? Melky plays one hoppers. You hope Melky's bat would even things out, but they pitched pretty well...
I hope he does come back, but even though the result may have been the same, the series is WAY different with him there. So, I am glad he wasn't invited
Would you trust a blind scout? Of course you wouldn't but that's what you do when you simply go by stats
Constantly quoting people who have you on their ignore list is like picking fights with the blind. Extremely cowardly and beyond pathetic. Thankfully, I'm the better man.
lol don't quote it as if I said it, I didn't write that article.
You really need to form a habit of reading back a page if you missed what was posted .
Giants-49ers-Ws said that.
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lol sorry. You are right.