Thoughts On Adding Tim Lincecum?
Sean Millerick: If he looks healthy, then absolutely. Paying for free-agents now helps mitigate the chance they’d have to decimate a nearly decimated farm system if they need to make a move at the deadline. Plus, it would allow Adam Conley and Justin Nicolino some more time to develop…under the tutelage of noted pitching guru Jim Benedict.
Max Phillips: Although I’d rather have Lincecum pitching like the “Freak” instead of his recent performance under the new nickname “Big Time Timmy Jim”, I think the Marlins should acquire all the depth they can get. If he proves healthy why not add competition to the rotation and let Benedict work his magic.
Eric Quiñones: Adding Tim Lincecum can only help the team, not hurt it. Lincecum has won the Cy Young Award multiple times. I’m not saying that he will win the Cy Young again, but I am saying that he’s been successful in his career and with a change of scenery can possibly be a contributor for the Fish if they sign him. He’s pitched in big playoff games throughout his career. He would be a nice fit to the back end of the Marlins starting rotation.
Eddie Noy: I’m surprised by the group’s take. Didn’t we already sign Edwin Jackson? Why do we need another arm with 1,600+ innings logged? He hasn’t been good since 2011, why on earth would he all of a sudden be good in 2016? Rather take a shot on the unknown, on the development of the 2017 rotation, one that could include #2 overall pick Tyler Kolek. Are we lacking depth? Don’t we already have 6+ question marks for the three slots after St. Jose and Wei-Yin Chen?