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Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

Posted on: November 18, 2011 2:50 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2011 6:23 pm
Tim Lincecum

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Giants general manager Brian Sabean has been telling reporters he'd like to lock up right-hander Tim Lincecum, but he's apparently lost the number for Rick Thurman, Lincecum's agent.

Thurman tells the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that Sabean hasn't asked him about the possibility for a multiyear deal. Lincecum is under the Giants control through the 2013 season. The team bought out his first two years of arbitration (Lincecum was a Super 2, so he had an extra year) with a two-year, $23 million deal before the 2010 season.

"My only expectation is that we'll talk about a contract for 2012," Thurman told Schulman.

Thurman added that extension talks would usually come a little later in the offseason calendar, "before the winter meetings." The winter meetings start Dec. 5 in Dallas.

Lincecum is one of 13 arbitration-eligible players on the Giants roster. In 2010, the Giants and Lincecum were set to go to arbitration before reaching the two-year deal.

Matt Cain is already under contract for 2012, but would be a free agent after the season and the Giants want to have both Lincecum and Cain locked up before either can hit the open market in free agency.

"We want to keep the pitchers. We want to keep these two," Giants CEO Larry Baer told Schulman. "We believe there's a desire on their part to remain on the Giants. That gives me a degree of confidence."

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Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 8:29 pm

Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

Isnt this kind of a non-story?  I mean he's under contract for two more years.  Frankly, the Giants would be kind of stupid to sign him this early unless he's going to give them a discount since they are the ones taking a chance he could get hurt (TJ surgery seems to happen to everyone eventually), continue to regress (see fat Ryan Howard), or find some more pitching talent that might make them want to trade or not resign him (pretty unlikely I admit).  I guess it must be a slow news day so they need something to write about.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:18 am

Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

I highly doubt the Giants would consider trading Timmy, but Cain on the other hand might get some value. Lincecum is the Franchise plain and simple, hell get his extension, bt i think itll come midseason to see if hes not on a decline. He had a decent year last year but had some control issues and lost some of his fastball. But i wouldnt mind us trading Cain if we were to get a younger proven talent in return, We still one or2 pitchers inthe minors worthy of a starting job. Still Timmy and Madbum would still be a damn good 1-2 punch if we had some offense behind them..

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 1:59 am

Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

Geez, Lumpy!  The other mlb owners are going to go against the Giants' owners, who are admired by all the owners for turning the market around to eveyone's benefit, and hand the San Jose market to the A's owners, who've been trashing their market, cutting team spending, and collecting TV revenue checks and luxury payments from  the other owners for the last 3-4 years, and are widely despised by a majority of the other owners.  Yeah, that'll happen soon, lol...

Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:58 pm

Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

Would love to have him on Red Sox. Jacoby Ellsbury for Lincecum? I would do it in a second.  Would Giants?  

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:53 pm

Tim Lincecum's agent: No extension talks yet

Lincecum will be traded to Oakland once MLB gives them the OK to reclaim their South Bay rights! 

You know a franchise is out of its mind when it even considers trading Lincecum and Cain. If the Giants do trade Lincecum they better get 3-4 major league starters, a couple of DECENT prospects and $50 million in return!!!!

Trade him to the Red Sox or Yankees where they will surely appreciate good pitching. The Giants are clueless. For all the signings they have made over the past 5 years...only Ryan Vogelsong improved their pitching....and that's mostly due to dumb luck. Will Vogelsong be dominant next year? No, he will not!!!  

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Tim Linecum's agent: No extension talks yet

The San Francisco Giants can't afford to let Tim Lincecum or Matt Cain go. I mean their offensive is poor as is ... if they lose Lincecum and Cain, they couldn't possibly be in competition for the playoffs.

Now it would be interesting to see if they could use the money for Cain to help get Fielder. Because then you'd have a boost in your offence which they seem to need more than pitching.

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