Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 7/29/13
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It’s one of those moves you just know will never happen. And it’s not just a singular reason for why it wouldn’t happen. It’s not even a matter of the teams not matching up that would prevent it from happening. The motives for failing to even consider such a deal go down to the business level, marketing, and probably a thousand other passing thoughts that would prevent it from ever even reaching an internal discussion, let alone coming to fruition. But from a pure baseball standpoint, Tim Lincecum to the Oakland A’s makes a lot of sense. Let’s start with the Oakland side of the argument. Lincecum is a shorter commitment than their primary trade target, Jake Peavy. With free agency looming at the end of this season, they can simply let Timmy walk if he does not help them get to a World Series. By the way, in case you’ve been living in a cave and aren’t aware, he has been a key member to San Francisco winning a pair of World Series in the past three seasons. His postseason experience ...
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