Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 1/26/12
Tim Lincecum agreed to a two-year, $40.5 million deal with the Giants on Tuesday, shortly after turning down a $100 million offer from the team that drafted him. But don't worry about poor Tim: he can make some of that lost money up in bonuses available if he turns in particularly stellar performances in 2012 and 2013. Specifically, Lincecum has bonuses in his contract should he win the Cy Young or MVP awards over the two years of the deal. An NL Cy Young Award in 2012 would land Lincecum $500,000, while Lincecum would get $250,000 if he finishes in second place, $100,000 if he finishes in third, $75,000 if he finishes fourth and $50,000 if he finishes fifth. Those same bonuses apply to 2013 as well. However, should Lincecum win the NL Cy Young Award in 2012, the bonus for winning the award in 2013 would double up to $1 million. Lincecum can also earn cash for winning the NL MVP Award: $250,000 for winning it, $150,000 for finishing second, $100,000 for third, $75,000 for fourth and...
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