JP Tempting Fate in Nashville
Ricciardi is again rumoured to have placed All-Star Alex Rios on the trade block to get starting pitching from the San Francisco Giants.
TSN is reporting that Giants’ 23-year-old Tim Lincecum who in his rookie season had more K’s than IP should be a stud for years to come. And Alex Rios, who is a little more established has proven that he could be a Dave Winfield type player and good for 25HR 100RBI and a .300 average with a rocket of an arm in RF.
However, this doesn’t make sense for either team. And letting two idiot GMs at each other can only lead in disaster. The Blue Jays really don’t need help (this off-season) at the starting pitching position. The Jays 1-2-3-4 spots are locked up and their 1-2 are established if not injury prone Major League starters.
The Giants should be entering the post-Bonds era as a rebuilding team. And in the NL West the need to have a good pitching staff to compete in the big parks. The Giants can depend on Lincecum, Matt Cain and Noah Lowry (all under 27) to be the core of the pitching staff for the next five years. All have great potential. Even free agent white elephant Barry Zito will be only 30 this year. While Matt Morris and Russ Ortiz are dinosaurs. The Giants outfielders last year averaged 36yrs old. Randy Winn, Dave Roberts could be augmented by Rios.
This trade doesn’t seem to make too much sense. Rios was the Jays best player last year and still has star power enough to negate a trade for a 3-4-5 starter especially while fans and media are being told THIS is the year in Toronto.
Wake up JP.