Tim Lincecum Contract Talks Underway

By Melissa Felkins

Sep 26, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher  Tim Lincecum (55) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning at AT

According to Henry Schulman, talks are now underway with Tim Lincecum‘s agency, who also happen to be the same agency as Hunter Pence. Let’s hope Pence’s signing is a sign of good things to come.

Personally, I want Lincecum back. I don’t want him with a huge, long-term contract, but I do want him back. Currently, Lincecum is currently in his last year of a 2 year, $40.5 million contract. With the unknown on his contract, he pitched his potential last game on Thursday night against the Dodgers.

This season he has a 4.37 ERA. It’s better than the 5.18 ERA from 2012, however, in the past season, and last year’s postseason he’s show the Giants two important things.

  1. He is able to pitch extremely well in relief (as in last year’s postseason)
  2. He’s been able to adjust his pitching style to not rely strictly on blowing a fastball past a batter

Lincecum has grown a lot in the past season, in my opinion. He’s realized he’s not the pitcher he used to be, and his grinded his way to becoming a smarter pitcher and not relying solely on his youth and the fastball that won him two Cy Young Awards.

Talks are happening. I’m not sure if a deal is expected soon, but we’ll update you as soon as it happens.