Lincecum Off-Limits Even If Not Extended

The Giants will not explore trading ace Tim Lincecum if they're unable to sign him long-term this winter, GM Brian Sabean told reporters including Andrew Baggarly.  Lincecum is under team control through 2013, and is line for a historic arbitration payday for each season.  Yesterday we learned that Lincecum's agent met with the Giants but little progress was made.


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44 Comments on "Lincecum Off-Limits Even If Not Extended"


MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Brian Cashman: “No Felix, No Lincecum. Guess it’s time for Kershaw”

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

Damn. There goes my Lowrie and Anderson for Lincecum proposal.

imachainsaw
3 years 8 months ago

can’t tell if serious…

edit: nvm, I’m positive it’s not.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

They really need a sarcasm button here.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

Seriously though, did anyone expect the Giants to listen to any offers for Lincecum? I’m more curious if the Giants would be willing to listen to offers for Cain.

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

Nope

55saveslives
3 years 8 months ago

Lincecum is a rare case where 8 years is ok.  In essence it’s buying out his remaining 2 yrs of arbitration then giving him a 6 year contract.  He would EASILY get 6 years if a Free Agent.

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

His delivery motion has scared people for years, so I’m curious as to how long of a contract he might actually get on the open market.

sports33
3 years 8 months ago

“But…but…He was gonna be ours!!”
-Delusional Yankees fans

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

“Give us your entire farm, plus Cano plus Gardner”
– Delusional fan bases when Rumors say the Yankees might ask them for any popular player on their team

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

What do you expect when going after one of the top players in the game?

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

So Cano isn’t one of the top players in the game? I know the Yankees won’t trade him, but Cano can probably be traded straight up for some of them (Note I said some).

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

You were obviously exaggerating, I’m just saying the asking price is very high.

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

Awww.  What team wouldn’t want Mitch Kramer on the mound for them?

NickinIthaca
3 years 8 months ago

Conversely, what team wants Telly from ‘Kids’ on their squad?

3 years 8 months ago

depends on how many flowers they have

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

His delivery motion has scared people for years, so I’m curious as to how long of a contract he might actually get on the open market.

[This is ridiculous. I have to log out in order to get a “reply” to work properly? That’s even worse than before disqus]

Dan Wohl
3 years 8 months ago

Okay look, I don’t want them to trade Lincecum, I have a Lincecum jersey and he is probably my favorite athlete ever.

But that being said, damn, I cannot imagine a more boring team than the Giants right now. There is absolutely zero creativity coming from the front office whatsoever. Their only strategy is “keep the band together forever, take no risks, don’t shake anything up, the worst offense in 20 years will be good now because Posey and Sanchez will be back, PROFIT”

sports33
3 years 8 months ago

Sanchez who you traded to the Royals?

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

Freddy Sanchez

sports33
3 years 8 months ago

Makes much more sense. Thanks.

3 years 8 months ago

New Yankees Top 15 Prospect List

1.Montero – Blue Chip
2.Banuelos – Blue Chip
3.Sanchez – Blue Chip
4.Betances
5.Williams – Blue Chip
6.Romine
7.Bichette.Jr – Blue Chip
8.Phelps
9.Warren
10.Murphy
11.Marshall
12.Heathcott
13.Mitchell
14.Gumbs
15.Culver

NickinIthaca
3 years 8 months ago

Is that what you’re offering for Lincecum?

Jose_Bautista
3 years 8 months ago

LOL!

NYPOTENCE
3 years 8 months ago

A top-5 system, thank you very much!!!!

3 years 8 months ago

Yeah the system has come a long way and the future is very bright

Will_Clarks_Gauchos
3 years 8 months ago

Honestly, as a Giants fan, in the aftermath of Zito, I LOVE two year deals for Lincecum. I know he’s been flat dominant since he showed up, but I just don’t trust his body, pitching motion or work ethic.

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

That would be stupid because even though you’re on a short deal that might save a little money, he’s open season for the Yankees, Sox, Phils, etc in 2 years. I’m hoping he compromises for 6 because he should realize there is the risk of injury, he’s not getting any closer to home unless Seattle signs him (HA), and the fans here appreciate him more.

Will_Clarks_Gauchos
3 years 8 months ago

I’m ok with him walking if after another two year contract he and the Giants can’t come to terms. Remember when Jason Schmidt did the same thing? He ended up injured and failed in L.A.

But the qualifiers I gave in my original post still stand. I don’t like his body, mechanics or work ethic. I value him less than other people for the long term.

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

Good point, but I’m not really worried about his body/mechanics because I believe his dad knew what the hell he was doing. He was on KNBR during Tim’s August 2010 collapse and basically said that if Strasburg didn’t change his delivery he would develop an injury and sure enough, within 2 weeks Strasburg was done.

As for his work ethic, he seems like as fierce of a competitor as anyone but I could see why you might be worried for some reason.

3 years 8 months ago

Obviously the Giants are going to trade Lincecum for HanRam.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

In a universe where the Marlins could potentially sign both Reyes and Pujols, I wouldn’t find the possibility too insane.

3 years 8 months ago

+stanton

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Johnson possibly. Not sure about Wainwright though. I think he’s the “worst” of the pitchers mentioned, plus he’s also the oldest. Then again, Roy Halladay is older than all and I’d take him over all of them (for a given year, not in the long run of course)

55saveslives
3 years 8 months ago

ummm….yeah

rainyperez
3 years 8 months ago

Johnson and Wainwright both have injury histories don’t trust them in the  long run. I’ll take Lincecum, Felix, and Kershaw over those two any day.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

If I had to pick them in order

1- Kershaw
2- Felix
3- Lincecum
4- Johnson
5- Wainwright

sports33
3 years 8 months ago

I’d go Felix Kershaw then how you had them

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

umm….no. Not enough, thrown in Posey and Cain!!

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Apparently you care enough to comment and say something despite saying “Why even say anything”.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Debatable either way.

I guess I should write

1a- Kershaw
1b- Felix

And then 3, 4, 5 as what’s listed above

Dan Wohl
3 years 8 months ago

You’re right. I was thinking about something I read yesterday on sfgate but now I realize they were talking about just the NL. The Mariners did indeed score fewer runs. Sorry, my mistake.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

No not way different, maybe Felix ahead of Kershaw but that is all.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

If you say so.