Sep 20, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) pitches against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Thought you had heard the last of Tim Lincecum? We speculated for weeks that the former Cy Young award winner would return home to play for his hometown team next year. We covered it to death. Don’t believe me? Look at the following links:
So, as I said, we have been all over it. So now, this news really stings. According to CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggerly via Twitter:
Gee thanks Timmy. Like Raul Ibanez, Ken Griffey Jr. and so many others before, Lincecum would like to play for Seattle later in life, but – read between the lines here – he’d like to play for a team with a chance to contend first.
I know that isn’t exactly what he said, but it’s certainly what he meant.
The 2008 and 2009 Cy Young winner has two World Series rings (2010, 2012) and needs to think hard about what he just did. He resigned in San Francisco, where the Giants just went from World Series champs to 86 losses, 4th in the NL West and 16 games behind the Dodgers.
The Giants only won five more games than the Mariners this year and the Giants want to keep Timmy (20-29 for the past two seasons) and give him $35 million for the next two years. Personally, I’m glad we never had the chance to offer him that kind of ridiculous money. Our money is better spent on just about anyone but him.
The Giants want him……they can have him.