The day Giants fans have been waiting for is here.
Tim Lincecum will hold a showcase for major league scouts in Arizona on Friday.
The Freak hopes to show his skills after not pitching since June 27 of last year and undergoing hip surgery on Sept. 3.
The Giants confirmed on Sunday they’ll be in attendance, according to The Associated Press. It will be held at the team’s facilities in the desert.
As it should be.
San Francisco’s pitching staff has struggled lately. But why not give Big Game Timmy Jim an incentive-laden deal for this season.
Chalk the roster spot up as a sacrifice to the Even Years gods, and hope that moving Jake Peavy into a long-relief role conjures a return to effectiveness.
Obviously this is contingent on the 31-year-old impressing during his workout for scouts and representatives from more than 20 teams.
But if the Giants don’t want to roll the dice, someone else will.
The Padres should make an offer he can’t refuse. Save themselves from being on the wrong end of another no-hitter.
The Mariners can’t offer the open rotation spot that Lincecum is seeking, according to his father to MLB.com. That stunts the prospects of a homecoming for now, but Chris Lincecum also said his son would be patient for the right situation, leaving the door open.
Any talk of him signing is wishful thinking at the moment, but it’s a welcome gesture from the Giants to allow Lincecum to hold his showcase on their diamond, and hopefully he’s healthy enough to justify a return home.jacob c. palmerTim Lincecum