San Francisco Giants: Potential landing spots for Tim Lincecum
Sep 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Oh, no! How could Lincecum do this to San Francisco? After all they have been through and then he decides to go to the dark side? Well, when a starting pitcher, past his prime and fresh off hip surgery, has so few options, the desperation begins to settle in. Besides, another hairy, fan-favorite San Francisco signed to L.A. not too long ago, what makes this situation any different? (hint, hint: he had a long, black beard).
One of the issues of Lincecum pitching in Dodger Stadium is that he has a career 5-7 record with a 4.44 ERA at Chavez Ravine. However, Dodger Stadium is known to be a pitcher-friendly ballpark, and Lincecum did show some of his best work in Los Angeles early on in his career.
Similar to the Cubbies, the Dodgers starters were 29-32 with a 4.41 ERA when neither Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw pitched. With a total of 16 pitchers who started on the mound for Los Angeles last season, they will be looking for pitching depth this off-season.
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