Can you picture Tim Lincecum winding up on the mound at AT&T Park with his stringy hair pouring out of the back of another team’s hat?
The Giants are facing a tough decision with Lincecum’s contract set to expire in 2013. Brian Sabean recently committed a $112.5 million extension to Matt Cain and by the end of next season, he will be finished paying off the $126 million owed to Barry Zito. How eager is he to throw down another $100 million on a big-name arm? Read More
When Tim Lincecum takes the hill today to face rising Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman, one pitcher will have a 5.60 ERA and the other a 2.77 ERA. Four months ago, all would assume it would be Lincecum boasting the better ERA. But that won’t be the case.
Lincecum has labored through the worst season of his career, but appears as if he’s possibly turned the corner. Read More
The Giants go on the road and score 13 runs in one game, 15 in another. Then, they return home and it’s the same agony of low-scoring, one-run wins or losses. They scored six runs Wednesday night — but it took them 14 innings.What’s going on here?
Two things: Read More
Jesse Foppert, the quintessential San Francisco baseball player, is the only ballplayer to have worn both USF and Giants jerseys. He is now teaching and inspiring young San Franciscans at the Jesse Foppert Pitching Academy.
A .400 hitter his senior year at San Rafael High School, Foppert had always resisted his coaches’ pleas to become a pitcher. He just wasn’t ready to give up his turns in the batter’s box. Read More
The Chicago Cubs did it this spring. So did the New York Mets.
While it’s not advisable for defending world champions to adopt the practices of lesser teams, it’s time for the Giants to consider following the Mets and Cubs down the road of shedding excess salary weight. And the baggage that goes with it. Read More