According to Peter Gammons in his blog, the Giants are considering shopping a starting pitcher. Not only do they have Tim Lincecum debuting tomorrow, but Jonathan Sanchez was raised mostly as a starter and hasn’t worked out in the bullpen so far.
Gammons says the Giants would target a young position player, and they like Melky Cabrera of the Yankees. He does not think the Yankees would be interested in a Cabrera for Noah Lowry swap. If it was the Lowry of 2005, it would be a different story. But the southpaw seems to have lost his strikeout rate at age 26.
The Giants could also peddle Matt Morris, who’s 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA. This is probably the high point of Morris’s season, so shopping him makes sense. The Orioles are one of several teams in need of an innings eater.