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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  1. MB923 4 years ago

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

  2. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

    • imachainsaw 4 years ago

      can’t tell if serious…

      edit: nvm, I’m positive it’s not.

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        They really need a sarcasm button here.

  3. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years 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.

  4. 55saveslives 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  5. sports33 4 years ago

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

    • MB923 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

        • MB923 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  6. chico65 4 years ago

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

  7. chico65 4 years 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]

  8. Dan Wohl 4 years 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”

  9. New Yankees Top 15 Prospect List

    1.Montero – Blue Chip
    2.Banuelos – Blue Chip
    3.Sanchez – Blue Chip
    5.Williams – Blue Chip
    7.Bichette.Jr – Blue Chip

  10. Will_Clarks_Gauchos 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  11. Obviously the Giants are going to trade Lincecum for HanRam.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

    • +stanton

  12. MB923 4 years 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)

  13. 55saveslives 4 years ago


  14. rainyperez 4 years 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.

  15. MB923 4 years ago

    If I had to pick them in order

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

  16. sports33 4 years ago

    I’d go Felix Kershaw then how you had them

  17. MB923 4 years ago

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

  18. MB923 4 years ago

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

  19. MB923 4 years ago

    Debatable either way.

    I guess I should write

    1a- Kershaw
    1b- Felix

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

  20. Dan Wohl 4 years 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.

  21. MB923 4 years ago

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

  22. MB923 4 years ago

    If you say so.

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