Originally posted on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...  |  Last updated 8/30/13
  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors The San Francisco Giants face a tough decision whether or not to re-sign Tim Lincecum as he will be a free agent after the 2013 season.  A crowd favorite and one of the most popular players on the team, the Giants could alienate many fans if they don’t re-sign the former 2 time Cy Young Award winner. Though his statistics have been in decline the last couple of years, Lincecum’s history as a two time Cy Young award winner and two time World Series champ could potentially earn him between 12 to 15 million dollars a year over at least 3-4 years.  For those years and dollar amounts the Giants may be better off letting Lincecum sign with another team and using the money on improving other parts of the team. The concerns the Giants must look at are Lincecum’s declining velocity, control issues and his overall decline as a pitcher. When I think about Lincecum’s decline I think of Barry Zito before he became a free agent and how he started declini...
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