Found October 22, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Tim Lincecum isn't going anywhere. The San Francisco Giants and the two-time Cy Young winner have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, worth a reported $35 million. The contract also has a full no-trade clause. Lincecum had signed a two-year, $40.5 million contract with the Giants prior to the 2012 season. Despite his Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009, Lincecum has been on a downward trend. He'll turn 30 in June, and is coming off of back to back seasons where he threw fewer than 200 innings and posted ERAs over 4.00, the two worst marks in his career. Lincecum's velocity has also taken a step back over the last two seasons, and his 23% strikeout rate over the last two years is a far cry from the nearly 29% mark he posted during those Cy Young winning years. Brian Sabean is continuing is strategy from last winter on doubling down on his current talent. That strategy massively backfired in 2013 when the defending World Champions scuffled to a 76-86 record. San Francisc...
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