It was only a matter of time before it happened but it finally has. Tim Lincecum has signed a two-year $35 Million deal with the San Francisco Giants according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical which Lincecum should pass and remain a Giant. Lincecum will be 29 years old at the start of 2014 and the Giants will have him through the 2015 season where they will again evaluate and see what they want to do with him.
Tim Lincecum is a two time Cy Young winner and four time All-Star. He has won 89 games for the Giants in his seven years of service. He is a pitcher that they trust to throw 200 innings and be the power trio with Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain. The Giants struggled on the mound in 2013, but they look to turn it around and get back to their winning ways in 2014.
$35 Million is a lot more money than I thought he would get, but the Giants front office has the confidence in Lincecum to come out strong and earn that pay check. The one thing that set Lincecum apart was his ability to pitch in the postseason. He is 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA in the playoffs. To go along with that he is 2-0 in the World Series. Lincecum is a clutch performer and no matter if they have him in the rotation or coming out of the bullpen, he will compete with the best of them.