With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the trade rumors are starting to spin, and the most names whirling around in San Francisco Giants trade rumors–Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez–are starting to pick up just a bit given the team’s struggles.
Lincecum is the hot topic, even after Brian Sabean shot down trade rumors on KNBR Thursday. The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox have both shown interest in him as a reliever Meanwhile, Pence and Lopez are both impending free agents, but there haven’t been talks of any extensions being extended.
Sergio Romo’s name hasn’t been tossed around much in the rumors. One would think that the Tigers, and perhaps the Red Sox, would at least check in on Romo’s availability. Both teams lack closers, and with Andrew Bailey out, the Red Sox, in particular, could use a righty.
But…Romo isn’t likely to be moved.
Nothing to do with Evans interview, but I’m told #sfgiants not thinking of trading Romo. “Tough to trade a closer we control,” insider says.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 19, 2013
This shouldn’t strike even the casual observer as a surprise because Romo is locked up through 2014 under very team-friendly rates–$3.5 million in 2013 and $3.5 million in 2014. The Giants would likely get more value from keeping him than dealing him for a couple decent prospects.