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I note the following exchange from the article:

"Is 2013 the end date just for Israel or for both America and Israel?

AY: Just for Israel.  I have not told you 2013."

This is just ONE piece of evidence supporting the OBVIOUS proposition that the author is trying to twist the words of the interview subject.

1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @


@RDyer @onehundredtrees 

I think the big issue with the Giants is that their starting pitching has pitched way too many innings over the last five years and their arms are exhausted, shot, spent.

If this weren't the case, why would Bochy be so gung ho on Cain getting 8 days rest over the All Star break?

So what Cain, Vogelsong and Lincecum are faced with is how to become great pitchers because Lincecum will never throw a 98 mph fastball again and Cain will never throw a 96mph fastball again.

They have to learn to pitch in the mold of Greg Maddux.

And now that Lincecum has brought back his VERY slow curve (which he used to strike out Puig for the Dodgers and throw a no hitter), Lincecum is showing very solid progress on that born again role as a finesse pitcher, in the style of Greg Maddux.

Nobody denies he still has great stuff, it was a matter of getting it over the plate.

But his last five starts, which is a meaningful sample, have been getting better and better and that no hitter was full of some pretty astonishing pitches, even in the eighth inning.

But look at Cain's last two starts, neither of which went two innings.

The pitchers are in a time of transition from thrower to pitcher.

Lincecum may well be near the end of that transition.

But what about Cain?

The verdict is not in yet on whether he will pull through, irrespective of how we personally feel about the guy.

So I say stand pat on Cain and Lincecum and trade Sandoval.  The team did very, very well when Arias replaced him last year during the hamate bone recuperation.

You make a superb point in your article.  That is let's trade players before everyone knows they are damaged goods.

Wait till Pablo has a few good games, hits a few doubles, and then trade him for a good starter.

1 year, 9 months ago on Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter Gives Giant Management A Rare Opportunity


I don't understand how you can call Sandoval part of a "damn solid" foundation.

That makes no sense.  His ankle injury means he will NEVER be his former self.

1 year, 9 months ago on Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter Gives Giant Management A Rare Opportunity