San Francisco Giants: Potential landing spots for Tim Lincecum
Oct 31, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
When all is said and done, yes it would be great for Lincecum to return home, yes it would be a memory for Lincecum to play for the great New York Yankees, but Timmy has a new home and it is called San Francisco. The front-office has publicly displayed their desire to have a Lincecum return (via Robert Pace of Fox Sports):
“Everyone knows how much Tim has meant to this organization and our fans and front office, and that goes without saying,” general manager Bobby Evans said.
“At this point, no one’s ruling anything out,” CEO Larry Baer said. “I don’t think Timmy is ruling it out, and I don’t think we’re ruling it out.”
“My door will always be open for Tim Lincecum. That’s how much I think of him,” Bochy told the San Francisco Chronicle. “That’s a decision that’s made on the baseball side obviously with everybody. I certainly appreciate what he’s done and the time I’ve had to this point with him. It doesn’t mean that won’t continue. I can’t answer that right now.”
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Although it has been some time since the long hair was back on the mound, the fans loved wearing the long-haired wigs on Lincecum start days, and even when Lincecum began his decline the fans would always show him some love. The City by the Bay is where his career bagan and his fame flourished; it is where he is absolutely adored. By no means do I mean the front-office should offer him another $30 million, but a $4 million contract with incentives would be worth it to bring back one of our most beloved pitchers of all-time.
No matter where he chooses, Lincecum will be remembered as one of the greatest pitchers in San Francisco Giants history, and he will always be welcomed back to the city of San Francisco.