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Giants | Tim Lincecum remaking self

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum spent the offseason changing his approach to pitching. "Now, I'm not trying to get the 10 punchies. I want to get my outs and get through the game, and that's just as gratifying to me as the days I would dominate. It's a different kind of domination to me." The right-hander discussed his realization that he can't get by on his athleticism alone anymore. He says he's become more willing to accept the negative results that come with positive results and his need to throw more strikes in order to be successful.

Fantasy Tip: It's a fascinating little feature, as they usually are, from Jeff Passan. Every pitcher goes through some phase like this, when he must reconcile his diminished physical gifts with his grasp of the craft or face MLB extinction. Lincecum apparently intends to pitch to contact more often. Not a bad thing. It may come with rough patches, but there's reason to think that he could take another step forward from his modest 2013 rebound for those looking for late-round upside.

2014-03-12 09:46:10 | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan

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