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I guess today I would go with Webster if we need help. I 'm ok with leaving Taz where he is but I do believe he could be a successful starter for us in the future.
As to past discussions of yours about Zito, Moon, I played golf with my boss today and he said he thinks the Giants have won the last 12-15 games that Zito started. Don't know if that's true, but he was great at the end of the last year and is 2-0 right now, and was ahead today 7-0 at one point. Lincecum is still struggling to find himself, was behind 6-2 maybe yesterday, and the team came back and won 9-6. Nobody seems to know why he can't seem to find himself, he doesn't claim an injury, but can't find consistentcy.
Going to see the A's and Tigers on Saturday with a young teacher from my school who's from Michigan. I don't think Detroit has a bona fide closer...I'm hoping Cher is sniffing around there a little...
the biggest knock against Lincecum is that his mechanics/delivery is high stress and hard to replicate. I'd i had to bet that's what i'd look for. Watch some tape of him pitching 2-3 years ago and watch tape of him pitching last year and you will probably see a difference in his delivery which accounts for his performance. the other option is just mental.
BTW, Zito won again last night. I think that's 16 SF wins in his last 16 starts counting the playoffs. This started a week or so after the trade deadline last year. I'm happy for the Dodger deal we pulled off, but the CC for Zito trade I suggested might have worked out better. We may have still made a Dodger deal, and maybe got more back fro LA since they didn't have to take on most of CC's contract.
Do you really think that Barry Zito, a west coast surfer, guitarist, song writer & pitcher was going to waive his full no trade clause to pitch for a worse team in a ballpark that is notoriously tough on lefties, 3000 miles away? You've mentioned this trade proposal several times over the last year, but I can say with 100% certainty that there was no "realistic" shot of it happening at all.