Aug 14, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) bumps fists with teammates prior to the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Okay so that last sentence is a little much. And IF the Mariners do find a way to sign Lincecum, the result will likely be somewhere in the middle. But IF he does sign with the M’s, he is getting the perfect opportunity to re-showcase his stuff while being close to home and with a team that has a lot of potential in the future.
If he goes vintage and the M’s suck, he can go get his payday elsewhere after the likely 2 year contract. If he sucks it won’t matter for the M’s because we didn’t overpay, and it won’t matter for him because he will likely be out of a job. If he goes vintage and the M’s improve markedly, what would keep him from re-signing with a young team with a bright future?
The 2-time Cy Young winning deserves another shot. And why not here in Seattle? I know the M’s passed up on him in the draft, but now is the time to right that ship.
It is a Win-Win for everyone involved if Tim Lincecum signs with the Mariners. So come on Jack Z, bring on the Freak.