Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum are only five months apart in age — Lincecum will be 29 in May, Cain in October — but they are worlds apart in personality.
This was obvious five years ago when the Giants hosted a media lunch at a bar/restaurant across the site from where Seals Stadium had stood in 1958 when the Giants played their first season in San Francisco. Read More
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum’s long hair is gone. Don’t let the new image fool you.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is hoping he looks like the pitcher he was before struggling last season.Lincecum gave up three runs and failed to get through two innings in his first spring training start Tuesday for the Giants, an 8-8 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read More
This is a big contract year for the San Francisco Giants; star pitcher Tim Lincecum will want a new deal after his $40.5 million agreement expires, and the workers who sell beer and garlic fries while he performs hope to field their first raise in four seasons. Read More
NEW YORK — Reserved for the better part of February for the contentious process of salary arbitration, the Ellis East Room on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix went unused. For the first time since arbitration began in 1974, none of the players who filed wound up arguing their cases. Read More
Tim Lincecum endured the worst season of his career last year, posting an NL-worst 5.18 ERA. However, he shined out of the bullpen in the postseason with a 2.55 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17²/³ innings. All eyes will be on his right arm this spring as he enters a contract season. Read More
If the past truly is prologue, you better have your tickets in hand already if you want to be a part of the Giants’ spring training party. Read More
For years, this was the season frustrated Giants fans had counted down to. The final year of the albatross of a contract Barry Zito signed prior to the 2007 season.
All these years later, it’s still tough to mention Zito in any sentence without also bringing up the hefty $126 million deal he inked.
And as Zito piled up disappointing year after disappointing year, it seemed inevitable his Giants tenure would be over the second the clock struck midnight after this season. Read More
There has been talk that Bruce Bochy is a potential Hall of Fame manager, but any manager is only as good as his players. Now, Giants GM Brian Sabean has to make certain Bochy has the players.
This World Series championship team was much different than the first one just two years ago, which got contributions from players who were either not that good or, in the case of Edgar Renteria, having one last shot in a solid career. That was not a team for the ages. Read More
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
Much has been made of the differences between the 2010 Giants and the 2012 version. One thing, however, has remained constant.
Both teams were built on pitching and defense, with a foundation of homegrown talent.
The philosophy of bringing up players from within the organization has never been more present than this year, when Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt joined the championship run, and Pablo Sandoval played a significantly bigger role. Read More