Detroit Tigers After Tim 'The Freak' Lincecum?
Thanks to Bless You Boys' Kurt Mensching for posting the latest hot rumor that pertains to the Detroit Tigers.
Apparently, the Tigers, who are clinging to a minimal lead over Cleveland in the AL Central, are looking for more pitching.
OK. That makes sense. Detroit's bullpen has struggled. With the exception of Max Scherzer (13-1), the starting rotation has been fickle.
What would help with both? Well, adding San Francisco's two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum would do the trick.
Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi recently linked the parties (via Mensching):
Multiple sources told me recently that some teams - the Tigers are one - have interest in acquiring Lincecum as a reliever for the stretch drive. Of course, that presumes that the Giants will become sellers at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. That's far from certain, even with a 43-50 record.
Lincecum is fresh off his first no-no, a 148-pitch performance during Saturday's 9-0 drubbing of the San Diego Padres. Nonetheless, San Francisco is struggling. And it owes part of a $22 million salary to The Freak, a free agent after this season.
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