Now that the Giants are officially eliminated from playoff contention, they can finally focus a long-term deal for The Freak, Tim Lincecum. Under ordinary circumstances, the Giants would be in no rush to negotiate with Lincecum. Lincecum will not become a free agent until after the 2013 season and he will be eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter.
But make no mistake about it, Tim Lincecum is no ordinary player.
In just under three full seasons in the major leagues, Lincecum has established himself as the premier right handed pitcher in the National League.
Last season, Lincecum was awarded the NL CY Young award after winning 18 games on a terrible Giants team. Lincecum did not just win games, he dominated them. In 227 innings pitched, Lincecum struck out 265 ...
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