Here is a link to my column about Tim Lincecum. The full text of the column appears below. It must have been a typographical error, actually two typographical errors. That’s what I thought. The first typographical error: The Giants re-signed Tim Lincecum as a cornerstone of their starting rotation. Really? The second typographical error: The Giants paid him $35 million for two years. That’s a lot of millions for a guy who lost his fastball years ago, who wants —… Read More »
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Here is the opening to my Thursday column about the Giants’ future: Don’t expect to see Tim Lincecum in a Giants uniform next season. He has been a favorite in San Francisco — fans love him — but he is almost surely gone, as in out of here. The Giants will make him a lowball offer. Think $8 million. It is not lowball to you and me, but to a two-time Cy Young guy it’s pocket change. The Giants frankly… Read More »
Post no-hitter, do you think Tim Lincecum is all the way back? If you were Brian Sabean would you re-sign him for next season with a multi-year contract?
Here is the opening to my Thursday column about Tim Lincecum: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. … kind of – Please notice the dateline on this column. It says Scottsdale, Ariz. kind of. I’ve been back from Arizona a week now but the scene I’m writing about took place outside the Giants’ clubhouse in Scottsdale Stadium, so I included the dateline even though I’ve been home and writing about the World Baseball Classic with a San Francisco dateline. I didn’t want you to… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Saturday column about Tim Lincecum and his new haircut: SAN FRANCISCO Friday. Giants Media Day. Tim Lincecum walks in with a new look. Call it a new head. Those long locks that used to hang down his back like laundry — forget them. Gone. Outta here. His hair is short and neatly combed with a sharp part on the left side. He’s wearing black-rimmed glasses. I’m thinking he looks like someone I ought to… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column about Tim Lincecum, who will pitch Game 4 of the NLCS: ST. LOUIS — Forget Game 3 of the NLCS, that drawn-out, drenched affair. Just know the Giants lost 3-1 and left a million men on base — 11, actually — and now they are down 2-1 in games and they will pitch Ryan Vogelsong in Game 6 and Matt Cain in Game 7, if there is a Game 6 and a… Read More »
Here is the opening to my column about Tim Lincecum, relief pitcher: CINCINNATI Tim Lincecum trotted in from the bullpen in the bottom of the fourth. It was still a game then, the Giants up 3-2 although they would win 8-3. This was no cameo appearance, no throwaway role, not garbage time. When Lincecum reached the mound, he kicked the rubber and dug his groove in the red dirt. He threw his practice pitches to Hector Sanchez, always working from… Read More »
Tim Kawakami did a good interview with Tim Lincecum which I will link to in a moment. We were in the Giants clubhouse in Cincy interviewing Barry Zito and Tim snuck over to Lincecum and got a fabulous one on one. Good for Tim. It was a miracle we were there in the first place, Tim, Dan Brown, Alex Pavlovic and I took a 6:10 am flight from SFO on Monday — not a lot of sleep Sunday night. We… Read More »
Here’s the problem with Lincecum — strictly my opinion. 1) You never know what you’re going to get with him this season. 2) He has had disaster innings too much of the time. It happens so fast that before Bochy gets a reliever warmed up, it’s too late. The Giants are reluctant to risk that in a short series.
Bruce Bochy announced Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 3 in Cincinnati on Tuesday. What a fall this is for Tim Lincecum, two-time Cy Young Award winner. One line of thinking is Lincecum could rise to the occasion. But clearly the Giants don’t think so. Either he or Zito could pitch Game 4. My guess is that it’s Zito. Bochy said Lincecum is available to pitch relief tonight. How do you feel about the Giants rotation in this series?