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Old 04-19-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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This is our year to win it all and we have the best starting pitching staff to do this.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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This is our year to win it all and we have the best starting pitching staff to do this.

I hope so. And I agree, the Giants have best starting staff in all of baseball.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Evolution of Lincecum | FanGraphs Baseball
by Dave Cameron

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You don’t need a best fit line to see the trend in that image. His velocity has been steadily falling since he arrived in the big leagues, and through his first three starts this year, his fastball is averaging just 91.7 MPH. He has thrown 312 pitches this year, and only three of them have topped 95. He now throws about as hard as Matt Harrison and Clayton Richard. But, this is the crazy thing – it hasn’t mattered at all.
Lincecum is no speed Freak - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
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“I’m aware my velocity wasn’t where it was,” he said. “I don’t feel like it’s anything to be scared about. I’ll just learn how to pitch better.”
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Velocity matters little when you've got Lincecum's kind of stuff..

Record-3-0

IP-20

ERA-0.90

WHIP-0.80

S0-24 (1st in MLB)

Dodgers passed on Lincecum, went with Kershaw instead. Going to be long time until they live that down..

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Velocity matters little when you've got Lincecum's kind of stuff..
Which was the gist of the article

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But, this is the crazy thing Ė it hasnít mattered at all.
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Dodgers passed on Lincecum, went with Kershaw instead. Going to be long time until they live that down..
So did 9 other teams, so why do you feel the need to single out the Dodgers and Kershaw?

Kershaw is doing just fine if you haven't noticed. At an age when Lincecum was toying with college hitters Kershaw was the 18th rated pitcher in the major leagues in terms of WAR.

Will he ever win 2 Cy Youngs in a row? Doubtful. Will he be as good as Lincecum? Maybe not. Will he be an excellent major league pitcher. He already is.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Giants will have difficulty due to their offense.

They have decent players with one star, but the teams that advance to the World Series generally have multiple "plus" batters.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I think the Giants will fade come Summertime and win around 84 games.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Giants will have difficulty due to their offense.

They have decent players with one star, but the teams that advance to the World Series generally have multiple "plus" batters.
Not if Sabean can pickup a power hitter before the trade deadline.

Giants need to sign Barry Bonds.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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I think the Giants will fade come Summertime and win around 84 games.
Giants will win the west.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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Giants will win the west.

I'm thinking Joe Torre's Dodgers win the NL and play the Yankees in the WS.
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