Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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While wondering what is wrong with Tim Lincecum (12.91 ERA through two starts), here are 10 other things on my mind after the season's first week ... Are Sergio Santos' days as closer numbered? Perhaps he's been distracted due to the birth of his child this week, but Santos is off to a rough start. Through three appearances, he's blown a pair of saves while posting a 15.43 ERA and a 1:4 K:BB in 2.1 innings. Santos said this week he's been "overthrowing." But if that's the case, why is his velocity down a mile per hour over last year? I am not a pitching coach, but if he's trying to throw harder and the ball isn't going faster, that's a problem. Anyway, the Blue Jays traded for Santos over winter to be their closer, so the leash is likely long. His command and control have yet to make a showing in 2012, but three appearances do not a trend make. I'd be comfortable starting him. While Santos is out on a brief paternity leave, Fran...
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