It’s been a long time coming…Surprise! Timmy has lost some of his mojo. The Giants brass thought he had regained it or would be able to regain it, but alas, he has not. With Lincecum in the bullpen that gives Yusmeiro Petit a shot at developing into something more than a long man. This also might end up being a chance for one of the prospects to get a shot in the rotation before next Spring Training. Clayton Blackburn, Kyle Crick, Adalberto Mejia? Who knows for sure.
My money is on Clayton Blackburn. He’s young for AA but has been progressing steadily throughout the last few years. He’s only thrown 85 innings this year and is 21 years old. In 2012 and 2013 he threw ~130 innings which should be considered his limit if he’s in the big leagues. With only 85 innings it would be good for him to keep progressing and the AA season will come to a close soon so in San Francisco might be where he gets some additional innings. We’ll see.