Tim Lincecum

Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.

Lincecum still the Freak after 148-pitch no-hitter

SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum walked into the Giants' clubhouse late Sunday…

Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Lincecum's no-hitter gives Giants new hope

Tim Lincecum says he doesn't want to be traded and he bought…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitches in the ninth inning of his no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego

Tim Lincecum throws 1st no-hitter, beating San Diego 9-0

The Freak is back. Tim Lincecum tossed aside his recent struggles and…

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitches in the ninth inning of his no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Giants in need of a major overhaul

The Giants should petition to not play out of their division. It's…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/apAfter giving up a first-inning home run

Tim Lincecum flashes old form in victory over Toronto Blue Jays

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/apAfter giving up a first-inning home run
Associated PressToronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera sits on second base during a pitching change against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in an interleague baseball game Sunday

Melky Cabrera set to make return to AT&T Park

Melky Cabrera figures to receive a decidedly mixed reaction Tuesday when the…

Associated PressToronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera sits on second base during a pitching change against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in an interleague baseball game Sunday
Associated PressSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum stands on the mound after the Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hit sn RBI triple in the first inning of their baseball game Wednesday

Giants’ Lincecum would consider future bullpen role

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum would be open to moving to the bullpen…

Associated PressSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum stands on the mound after the Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hit sn RBI triple in the first inning of their baseball game Wednesday
Rich Pilling/Getty Images file photoMichael Kickham

Giants’ rotation needs to turn it around

Don’t be misled by the three good games pitched by Giants starters…

Rich Pilling/Getty Images file photoMichael Kickham
Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday

Giants’ offense overcoming pitching staff’s shortcomings

Tim Lincecum’s seeming return to form had been good news for the…

Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Tuesday.

Tim Lincecum feels ‘strong’ in his first spring start with Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum’s long hair is gone. Don’t let the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Tuesday.
Getty Images File PhotoConcession workers at AT&T Park have not received a raise in four seasons.

AT&T Park concession workers hope for new contract to rival Angel Pagan’s

This is a big contract year for the San Francisco Giants; star…

Getty Images File PhotoConcession workers at AT&T Park have not received a raise in four seasons.
Getty Images File PhotoBuster Posey

Buster Posey earns steepest rise in MLB salary arbitration

NEW YORK — Reserved for the better part of February for the…

Getty Images File PhotoBuster Posey
Getty Images File PhotoDespite being boo-ed as much as cheered while playing on the Giants

Giants would be wise to consider Barry Zito beyond 2013

For years, this was the season frustrated Giants fans had counted down…

Getty Images File PhotoDespite being boo-ed as much as cheered while playing on the Giants
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches a baseball workout at Comerica Park in Detroit

Giants have spending flexibility with player contracts

There has been talk that Bruce Bochy is a potential Hall of…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches a baseball workout at Comerica Park in Detroit
Getty Images File PhotoTim Lincecum's contract is up after the 2013 season and his long-term future in San Francisco is a mystery.

Lincecum presents dilemma for Giants

Can you picture Tim Lincecum winding up on the mound at AT&T…

Getty Images File PhotoTim Lincecum's contract is up after the 2013 season and his long-term future in San Francisco is a mystery.
Matt Cain proved to be a wealth of pitching talent this season

Foundation for Giants success begins in the farm system

Much has been made of the differences between the 2010 Giants and…

Matt Cain proved to be a wealth of pitching talent this season
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesGiants celebrate after winning Game 4 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Pitching delivers World Series title to Giants

Pablo Sandoval is the World Series MVP and Marco Scutaro delivered another…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesGiants celebrate after winning Game 4 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
AP File PhotosBoth World Series teams have their fair share of wacky hair

An awfully hairy World Series

This is going to be a very hairy World Series. Giants outfielder…

AP File PhotosBoth World Series teams have their fair share of wacky hair
Fans cheering during Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Slideshow: Pablo Sandoval hits three home runs, Giants win Game 1 against Tigers 8-3

With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead…

Fans cheering during Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ben Margot/APSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks to Hunter Pence before Game 6 of the NLCS.

Bochy's pre-game speeches provides boost for Giants

Giants manager Bruce Bochy joined in the budding tradition of pregame speeches…

Ben Margot/APSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks to Hunter Pence before Game 6 of the NLCS.