Found November 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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The fireman position in baseball has been long gone thanks to the five man rotation and the realm of the speciality bullpen arms. Bullpens are intricately built for numerous late game situations, with LOOGYs and ROOGYs and the like evolving from the multiple-inning relievers of old who took on all comers. But one man has a chance to bring back that very position if his performance continues like it has. The biggest question the San Francisco Giants will face in 2013 is what to do with their former ace, Tim Lincecum. His decline since his back-to-back Cy Young award winning seasons has been well documented and publicized, but Lincecum’s laid-back personality combined with a tenacious will to win has not let it get too out of control. There have been silver linings, though. Linecum hasn’t completely lost his stuff, and his secondary stuff is so good that even with his fastball sitting at 90-91, it still allows him to strikeout a batter an inning. But he got pulled out of the 2012 ...
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