Sep 22, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington-native Lincecum was born just across the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, 15 miles from Seattle where the Mariners play. A star at the University of Washington, the former Husky is a purebred Washingtonian. As players like Torii Hunter and Kevin Garnett often do, stars like to have a chance to play for their hometown team one more time before hanging up the cleats.
According to Seattle Mariners writer Gabriel Bogart of Baseball Essential, “I think he’d be a good fit in Seattle. Maybe he’d even give the Mariners the old “hometown discount” when it comes to negotiating his yearly salary.”
By all means, if Timmy wants to take his Talents to the Puget Sounds, even Giants fans couldn’t blame him as playing for your hometown is a Bucket List opportunity. With his pitching days now numbered, now may be his last chance to do just that.
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