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At the end of the season, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is scheduled to hit free agency. Lincecum hasn't been the same power pitcher he once was, as his velocity has gone done quite a bit. He has still proven to be a difference maker, however, and he will likely be garnering a good amount of interest on the open market.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a scout that Tim Lincecum could be a guy that the Mets target this offseason.
Another scout at my dinner table mentioned Tim Lincecum as type of pitcher he could see Mets taking a shot at. Mets need some star power.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 12, 2013
While that doesn't say that the Mets will in fact target Lincecum, it does connect the two sides. A rotation with Matt Harvey, Zach Wheeler and Tim Lincecum could be one of the top rotations in the National League. Harvey is injured and may need Tommy John surgery, so we might not see him for most, if not all of next season if he does need the surgery.
Lincecum on the year is 9-13 with a 4.40 ERA and a 175/70 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Even though he isn't having his best statistical season, he still is a good option as a teams No. 3 or No. 4 starter.
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