Found July 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants, fresh off of a World Series title, have struggled mightily this year due to inconistencies in hitting, spotty starting pitching and injuries. They pretty much kept their World Series team intact, but have just fallen off track, due to those things. Since the Giants are struggling, could that make them potential sellers? It definitely could and they already have a team potentially interested if they do in fact decide to sell. The Detroit Tigers, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, could be interested in Giants pitchers Sergio Romo, Javier Lopez and Tim Lincecum, if the Giants decide to sell. While this is still at the rumor stage, it is still significant as the Giants have boasted one of the best pitching staffs and bullpens in baseball in recent history. While some of the players have struggled, these three players are very good. Javier Lopez has the ability to get any left-handed hitter out, Tim Lincecum boasts one of the best split finger/changeup in the game of baseball and that pitch can make any hitter in the game of baseball look silly. Sergio Romo, who has been the Giants closer since Brian Wilson got hurt and Santiago Casilla got replaced has been nothing short of awesome for the Giants. He has locked down the closer spot and used his slider to the best of it's ability. While the Tigers may not acquire them, it is different, as Morosi pointed out that the Giants fresh off of beating the Tigers in the World Series, would be sellers to the team that they beat. Heck, it is different that a team that won the World Series is selling. On the year, Lincecum is 4-9 with a 4.61 and a 112/44 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Javier Lopez is 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA and a 24/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Romo, the Giants closer, is 3-4 with a 2.86 and a 38/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While nothing is close to being done, this rumor could be given legs in a couple of weeks if the Giants continue to struggle. This is defintiely a situation to monitor closely. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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