Last week the Giants announced a five-year extension for Madison Bumgarner that will keep the left-hander in the fold through 2017 and could keep him in place through 2019 with a pair of options. The deal guarantees the hurler $35MM over five years and sets a record for pitchers with one-plus years of MLB service. The 22-year-old is now locked up for years to come alongside Matt Cain, but there's still the matter of addressing Tim Lincecum's future.
The two-time Cy Young winner is under team control through 2013 and the two sides haven't made a great deal of progress towards a new deal in recent months. Some see the long-term contracts for Bumgarner and Cain as preparation for Lincecum's eventual departure. Others contend that while San Francisco has committed a great deal of money to the two pitchers, it has little bearing on whether the club will iron out a deal with The Freak. As it stands today, do you see the Giants extending Lincecum?