Tim Lincecum

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach shines again, Giants encounter a familiar face and a longshot stands out — Spring Training Digest

Rotation hopeful Ty Blach once again delivered a strong performance on Monday…

 

Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants plan to take cautious tact with Buster Posey, Evan Longoria this week

Face of the franchise Buster Posey won’t be catching in any spring…

 

Tim Lincecum is returning to the major leagues to be a reliever for the Texas Rangers. His former manager thinks that role will suit him well. (Courtesy dwighta3/Flickr)

Bruce Bochy supports Tim Lincecum returning as a reliever

Three-time World Series champion and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum…

 

Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum spurns Dodgers, reportedly signs with Rangers

Tim Lincecum flirted with the idea of signing with the Dodgers, but…

Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)
Tim Lincecum will be back in Major League Baseball in 2018, but it won't be with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum is returning to the big leagues, but not to the Giants

The dream of Tim Lincecum returning to the San Francisco Giants for…

Tim Lincecum will be back in Major League Baseball in 2018, but it won't be with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr)
Tim Lincecum was a legend for the San Francisco Giants and if he's flashing potential for being a major-league pitcher again, he deserves another shot. (Courtesy dwighta3/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum deserves another shot, to go out on his terms

Growing up in the Bay Area gave me the opportunity to watch…

Tim Lincecum was a legend for the San Francisco Giants and if he's flashing potential for being a major-league pitcher again, he deserves another shot. (Courtesy dwighta3/Flickr)
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning Saturday in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Lincecum wins in return to majors, pitches Angels past A’s

OAKLAND — Tim Lincecum made a winning return to the majors, restarting…

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning Saturday in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
The Angels confirmed Friday that they signed former San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum. (@Angels/Twitter)

Lincecum officially joins the Angels

ANAHEIM — Tim Lincecum signed a $2.5 million, one-year deal with the…

The Angels confirmed Friday that they signed former San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum. (@Angels/Twitter)
The Los Angeles Angels are reportedly the closest to signing Tim Lincecum. (Matt York/AP)

LA Angels appear to be winning Lincecum sweepstakes

The Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a deal to sign…

The Los Angeles Angels are reportedly the closest to signing Tim Lincecum. (Matt York/AP)
The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Bout time: NBA needs Thunder-Warriors clash

OK, now that the jayvee games are over finally, can we start…

The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder enter the Western Conference Finals red hot. (Alonzo Adams/AP)

Thunder rolling into the Bay Area

After getting blown out and buried by the media following Game 1,…

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder enter the Western Conference Finals red hot. (Alonzo Adams/AP)
Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)

As money player, Curry is in league of his own

We all know about the cold-blooded 3-pointers, killer cross-overs and ridiculous circus…

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)
Tim Lincecum threw for scouts from most of the teams in the league on Friday. The fact so many organizations attended is an indictment of the quality of starting pitchers in the league. (Matt York/AP)

Freak show underscores sorry state of pitching

So riddle Balls this: In an age of pitch counts and high-powered…

Tim Lincecum threw for scouts from most of the teams in the league on Friday. The fact so many organizations attended is an indictment of the quality of starting pitchers in the league. (Matt York/AP)
Vin Mazzaro’s time with the Giants was short as the organization designated him for assignment on Friday after a disastrous outing on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)

The inning heard ’round the league

We’ve all had bad days on the job. Though hopefully never as…

Vin Mazzaro’s time with the Giants was short as the organization designated him for assignment on Friday after a disastrous outing on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Matt Cain struggled again on Thursday. The Giants lost 17-7 to the Colorado Rockies. (Marcio Jose Sanchez)

HELP WANTED: Late-in-the-rotation starters

AT&T PARK — The Colorado Rockies’ 17-7 bludgeoning of the Giants on…

Matt Cain struggled again on Thursday. The Giants lost 17-7 to the Colorado Rockies. (Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Tim Lincecum. (Jeff Chiu/2015 AP)

Lincecum to put on showcase, Giants should consider bringing The Freak home

The day Giants fans have been waiting for is here. Tim Lincecum…

Tim Lincecum. (Jeff Chiu/2015 AP)
Pitcher Tim Lincecum has likely thrown his last pitch as a San Francisco Giant, assuming the team is smart enough to let him go. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Lincecum 2.0 no fit for Giants … but A’s?

Not to be smirky or flip, but if Tim Lincecum made no…

Pitcher Tim Lincecum has likely thrown his last pitch as a San Francisco Giant, assuming the team is smart enough to let him go. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
After having surgery Thursday on his left hip, Tim Lincecum’s career with the Giants could be done. (Alex Gallardo/AP)

As Lincecum fades, so does a dynasty

It isn’t coincidental that the end of Tim Lincecum, the most beloved…

After having surgery Thursday on his left hip, Tim Lincecum’s career with the Giants could be done. (Alex Gallardo/AP)
Giants starter Tim Lincecum went on the disabled list in late July after being bothered by a degenerative condition in his hips. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Giants’ Lincecum contemplating surgery on problematic hip

LOS ANGELES — Tim Lincecum has sought another opinion on his hip…

Giants starter Tim Lincecum went on the disabled list in late July after being bothered by a degenerative condition in his hips. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)

Cain isn’t able

The human impulse is to be patient with Matt Cain, knowing what…

Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)