Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:35:35 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters Saturday, April 5, in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed two runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in his second outing. Bumgarner has a career strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.65-1, which is better than that of All-Star teammates Tim Lincecum (2.77-1) and Matt Cain (2.48-1).
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:05:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (knee) said Monday, March 31, that his left knee feels better, and he plans to run and throw a bullpen session Tuesday, April 1. He fully expects to make his first scheduled start of the regular season Thursday, April 3, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:15:19 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (knee) reported no ill effects Saturday, March 29, after being hit on the inside of the left knee by a liner in a spring game Friday, March 28. Manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum is expected to make his first scheduled start of the regular season Thursday, April 3.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners likely will want to play it cautious and keep Lincecum reserved if you have healthier alternatives. Let him prove his health in one full start before plugging him into the active lineup.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:10:59 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (knee) said he feels pretty good after getting hit in the knee by a line drive and does not believe the injury is too serious. The X-rays on Lincecum were negative, and he has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Lincecum has avoided a serious injury. Lincecum could miss one or two starts but should be able to recover from the injury quickly.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:44:52 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (leg) was helped off the field Friday, March 28, after being hit in the lower leg with a line drive. The extent of the injury is not known at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation over the next few days to see if there is a possible timetable for his return.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:03:20 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy used C Hector Sanchez at first base in the Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 12, and it gives him another option in case 1B Brandon Belt should go down to an injury. "He did an outstanding job," pitcher Tim Lincecum said. Sanchez lost 20 pounds during the offseason, and his versatility and flexibility is pleasing to his skipper.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez would have slightly more fantasy appeal in NL-only leagues if he gains eligibility at first base, but he still needs a long-term injury to either Brandon Belt or Buster Posey to have any real appeal.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:46:10 -0700
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.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:14:05 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum, who typically doesn't throw off a mound at all in the offseason, decided that change that up this winter. "I just felt like more throwing would be the best thing I could do for myself, not necessarily throwing hard, but getting good mechanics and the feel of that ball coming out of my hand from an earlier part of the offseason," Lincecum said. Manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum looked free and easy Monday, Feb. 17, and he threw all his pitches.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:08:31 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum will make $17 million next season and $18 million in 2015. He will not receive a signing bonus.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:09:49 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum's two-year deal is believed to be worth $35 million. He'll also receive a full no-trade clause.