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.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:59:01 -0700
The San Francisco Giants agreed to an undisclosed two-year deal with SP Tim Lincecum Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:05:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants impending free-agent SP Tim Lincecum plans to test the free-agent market this offseason, according to sources. The Giants have approached Lincecum with a two-year offer, but talks haven't progressed. If nothing else happens before the end of the World Series, the team expects to offer him a one-year qualifying offer for roughly $14 million. The Seattle Mariners are one team that could be interested in his services, and they had a scout watching him during the team's final homestand.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:44:47 -0700
The San Francisco Giants will begin contract talks with the representatives for impending free-agent SP Tim Lincecum after they were able to re-sign OF Hunter Pence.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:36:22 -0700
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean said the team would like to re-sign OF Hunter Pence, SP Tim Lincecum and RP Javier Lopez after this season, which is why all three had high prices before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:50:59 -0700
The San Francisco Giants are listening to offers for OF Hunter Pence, SP Tim Lincecum and RP Javier Lopez, but the price is believed to be "very strong" for Pence and Lincecum. The Giants plan on making qualifying offers to both Pence and Lincecum once the season is over, which would bring them draft choices if they don't take the offer and sign with another team. The high asking price is likely to keep Lincecum around more so than Pence, since he'll still be coveted.