I love following Tim. A Bellevue kid that has accomplished something only Sandy Koufax, Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson with back-to-back Cy Young awards intrigues me to no end. Plus, that funky delivery and 12-6 curve also add to my intrigue. Gone is the Morrow/Lincecum debate on this blog as Brandon tries his skills in the great white north.
Tim is the real deal, don’t let his mediocre team tell you otherwise. For those of you keeping score at home, he is entering his third full season. Yes, third. He was called up during the 2007 season where I snagged him for my fantasy team. I was unable to grab him in 2008 and now he is keeper for anyone looking for fantasy pitching dominance. Oh, and that mediocre team he plays on…first place in the NL West this year or a wild card. Regardless, the Giants are playing in October. One and done, but playing in October none the less.
Now, the question: How long until someone from the AL East buys him? I am going to go out on a limb and say never. He will never play in NY or Boston, not including interleague pay. That is a risk for me to say, but I feel confident.
Smoke up boys, it is going to be a bumpy arbitration hearing.