Over at mccoveychronicles.com, a lot of Giants fans are cowering in a corner waiting for the awful news that Brian Sabean, a man few, if any of them, trust to make decisions like this has pulled the trigger on a Tim Lincecum for Alex Rios trade.
There are conflicting rumors. Comments from the Giants camp would seem to indicate that the deal probably won't happen unless Toronto adds other players to the deal. Toronto seems to be under the impression that the deal is 1 for 1 and the Giants just need more time to think about it or debate it internally, or whatever. It does seem certain, based on commments by Brian Sabean himself, that this was seriously talked about and the deal is not dead yet.
I, and many other Giants fans, don't like the deal, not because we think Tim is untouchable, or that Rios is not a good player. It just seems that for a team like the Giants, who clearly need to rebuild, it's more of a lateral move. 1 for 1 deals are not going to rebuild this team, especially when it still leaves huge holes at 3B and 1B.
If you are Brian Sabean, do you pull the trigger on this trade?