Don't Do It, J.P.
You've likely heard the rumour that J.P. Ricciardi is talking trade with the San Francisco Giants. The deal on the table is Alex Rios for Tim Lincecum, and that scares the crap out of me.
I realize the importance of pitching and that Lincecum is a solid prospect, but Alex Rios is young, awesome defensively, hits for power and even steals bases. He's still got great upside and was our only all-star last season. He's the kind of player I want to see patrolling right field at the diamond formerly known as Skydome for the next decade.
I know what Rios is and I know he's only getting better. Lincecum is one big maybe. The good news is this deal likely won't happen if the Giants trade for Hideki Matsui to replace Bonds instead. Let's hope that happens.