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Trade deadline passed, waiver-trades still possible
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07-31-2012, 12:56 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Originally Posted by
Pirates fan coming to chime in.
Brad Lincoln is not a starter. Anyone using him as a starter is getting 3 solid innings and then a headache. He blew out his arm signing his contract after the 2006 draft and never was able to develop a third pitch because of that...but the two pitches he has are
, which means that he's usually money the first time through a line-up (and gets progressively worse)...he profiles to be a very good closer (I had him as the heir apparent to Joel Hanrahan) or a dominant set-up man.
Now if he's worth a guy like Snider...we'll see, but Brad Lincoln is damn good at what he does and should only improve. Remember, when the guy was drafted most draft experts thought he was the best pitcher in that draft...that looks silly now, but Kershaw and Lincecum didn't blow out their arms instantly, either. Lincoln only regained his velocity this year. His fastball is up 2-3 MPH from this time last year.
So he potentially could get a third pitch back or is that highly unlikely? Coming out of the pen would be easier to develop that 3rd pitch too wouldn't it?
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