Devil Rays Had Lincecum

In what is just an interesting footnote of recent baseball history, the Devil Rays had a deal worked out with Tim Lincecum in the 2006 draft.

We had Evan Longoria first on our board. We had one other pitcher…We thought Longoria was going to go two to Colorado, and we had cut a deal with Tim Lincecum, to take three. Colorado didn’t take Longoria two. We found out at like 2:30 in the morning, the night before and we ended up taking Longoria, and we are ecstatic with how that turned out.

Not as ecstatic as the Giants are, my friend. The Rays got Longoria, who should get a call-up this season at some point, and Lincecum fell all the way to San Francisco at the #10 spot.  The rest of the first round is littered with players who are still deep in developmental stages, of course.

The Rockies ended up taking Greg Reynolds at #2, who is attending their spring training as a non-roster invitee.