Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Giants’ Tim Lincecum turned down a 100 million dollar deal Imagine the sigh of relief the San Francisco Giants organization is breathing right now. They nearly signed Tim Lincecum to a 5 year, 100 million dollar deal. However in a fortuitous moment for the Giants, Tim Lincecum actually turned it down! Why you ask? Well, Lincecum at the time possessed a 95 mph fast ball and was a 2-time Cy Young award winner. He did what any player that probably was being pressured by his agent would do…hold out for even more money. Some say his eyes were possibly set on a 200 million dollar contract. Imagine how catastrophic that would have been for the Giants organization. Now let’s not forget Lincecum actually has performed very well this post-season in a relief role. But let’s be honest, that isn’t going to earn you the big bucks after next season when his contract is up. Before we feel sorry for Lincecum losing out on 100 million dollars, he’s scheduled to make 22 million next season before he’s set to become a free agent. Timmy had been automatic the previous four years posting a 62-36 record with a combined 2.81 ERA over that span. Then all of a sudden his record plummeted to 10-15 with a National League worst 5.18 ERA. In fact, it was so bad, that he supplanted his own teammate Barry Zito, for sixth all-time in the Giants record books for worst ERA in a single season since 1900. For 22 million in a contract expiring year and potentially two World Series rings, I think The Freak will land on his feet just fine The post San Francisco Giants nearly spent 100 million on Tim Lincecum appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador

WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

John Fox: Jay Cutler will have to earn starting QB job

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.