The way things are going now, there’s absolutely no reason to not put in a claim. Linden is only 27, so he’s still relatively young. He raked upon first entering the minors at AA, but has fallen off since. Declining player, or poor player development system? To help answer that, ask yourselves when was the last time the Giants developed a hitter at the minor league level.
You keep thinking about that. Hopefully Cashman puts in his claim before you come up with one.