Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 11/17/11
We noted recently a report that the Giants are making overtures to Tim Lincecum's camp on a long-term extension. Here's some good news on that front: it's true! And here's some bad news: it's unlikely to actually happen. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury-News spoke to Lincecum's agent Rick Thurman, and Thurman confirmed that the Giants and Lincecum are in talks on a big deal. However, Thurman also called the talks "very exploratory," meaning that they aren't progressing very quickly at all and, we would guess, basically only involve the Giants inquiring as to whether Lincecum will sign a long-term deal instead of hitting arbitration. "My only expectation is that we’ll talk about a contract for 2012," Thurman told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Thurman also added to Schulman that the two sides have had "no substantive talks," making any sort of long-term deal in the immediate future seem, at this point, pretty unlikely. Although it's worth noting that Thurman to...
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