Oct 27, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the 6th inning during game three of the 2012 World Series at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Could Still Sign Lincecum to Long Term Deal


The Giants are not giving up on signing Tim Lincecum to a long-term deal, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The prospect of giving him a long-term contract played a role in their roster transactions this off-season.

Lincecum is coming off a horrible 2012, when he had a 10-15 record with a 5.18 ERA, the highest among major league starting pitchers.

His body of work in previous years certainly screams “big contract,” (two Cy Youngs, four All-Star appearances), but many are worried that the 2012 season was the beginning of his downfall.

Nevertheless, the 2013 season will be crucial for Lincecum if he wants to land that long-term deal with the Giants.

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