The Giants come off the All-Star break with seven games in six days, three of those games against division-leading Arizona and four against Cincinnati. How those games fall will start to determine what the Giants and general manager Brian Sabean do at the deadline. Get swept out and the team could sell off assets to contending teams; come out roaring and San Fran could be buyers at the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. But either way, says Sabean, Lincecum shouldn’t expect to be moved.
In an interview on KNBR Thursday Sabean pooh-poohed the idea of moving Lincecum, saying, “I find it hard to believe that we’ll see Timmy in another uniform this year.” This is encouraging for fans of the diminutive pitcher, who had a career day last week in San Diego when he threw the seventh no-hitter in the San Francisco era.
Kyle Crick is set to re-join the San Jose Giants rotation Friday, according to Joe RitzoÂ of the San Jose club.The right-handed starter had been out since April 18 with an oblique injury. He had started just three times before the injury, pitching a total of 9.2 innings and posting a 0.93 ERA.
According to Baseball America, Crick was the No. 1 prospect in the Giants’ system following the 2012 season. Prior to that, he was the No. 8 prospect at the ripe old age of 18. In 121 innings at low-A and High-A, Crick has a 2.31 ERA, striking out more than ten batters per nine innings and allowing 6.3 hits per nine. His last season-plus has been impressive, especially considering Crick is still just 20 years old.
The Giants drafted Crick out of high school (Sherman, TX) with the 49th selection in the 2011 amateur draft. He was San Francisco’s second pick in that draft, as they took middle infielder Joe Panik with the 29th pick.