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FLB: Chat Wrap Mar. 8

3/8/2007

Tristan H. Cockcroft: Good morning everyone! Let's get right to your fantasy baseball questions...

Mark (East Lansing, MI): For leagues that use minor league players, how good is Tim Lincecum going to be? And will he have to move to the bullpen?

Tristan H. Cockcroft: The Giants are developing Lincecum as a starting pitcher at this stage of his career, so while I'd say he'd be a darkhorse for a Jonathan Papelbon-like rookie campaign, he'll more likely spend the first half of the year in the minors. I'd say he could be a No. 2/3 starter in the long haul, though I'm not entirely convinced he wouldn't be a better pitcher coming out of the bullpen.