User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Auto
Soccer
Horses
Golf
More
Betting Tools

 
Lincecum agrees to $35M deal with Giants

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.

Advertisement
The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal.

General manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his top priorities was bringing back the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted stay with the only club he has known. He pitched the Game 5 clincher in the 2010 World Series at Texas, then shifted to the bullpen and became a reliable reliever during the Giants' 2012 run to their second title in three years. He pitched a no-hitter July 13 at San Diego.

Sabean wanted to lock up Lincecum's deal before he hit the open market in free agency.

The 29-year-old Lincecum just completed a $40.5 million, two-year contract that paid him $22 million this past season.

The Giants, who missed the playoffs at 76-86, already took care of their first order of business by signing right fielder Hunter Pence to a $90 million, five-year contract before the season ended. He played every game this year.

Lincecum, the 10th overall draft pick by San Francisco in 2006 out of Washington, has had losing records in each of the past three seasons but manager Bruce Bochy has expressed encouragement with the pitcher's progress to make changes to not only his delivery and mechanics but also his between-start routine and fitness.

After his final start of the season Sept. 26 against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the four-time All-Star reflected on the idea of a possible departure. Many thought he might listen to his hometown Seattle Mariners if they came calling.

The Giants didn't let that happen, knowing someone would sign Lincecum in a hurry despite all the ups and downs.

''I've just been one of the most fortunate pitchers in this organization just to be a part of so many things,'' said Lincecum, who won the Cy Young in 2008 and '09. ''To have the guys around me, Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, big names, Buster Posey coming up, Pablo Sandoval. The names just don't end. To be here to witness all the things they've done, and be there for also the team things, it's been pretty special for me.''

Lincecum went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA and 193 strikeouts in 32 starts this season. The right-hander joined Hall of Famers Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry and also Kirk Rueter as the only Giants in San Francisco history to win at least 10 games in six straight seasons.

Nicknamed The Freak, Lincecum is 89-70 with a 3.46 ERA over seven major league seasons.

With fans unsure whether he would return beyond 2013, his supporters held signs during his last start such as, ''Timmy Don't Leave'' and ''SF Loves You!'' He tipped his cap - a rare gesture for him.

''It was pretty special,'' Lincecum said at the time. ''Just to be in that kind of like situation today, you kind of really see what's going on and the emotions that are tied with it. I'm still trying to figure out how to handle it.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Win Total Update - August
Lawrence: September Pitchers Report
Kershaw's CG, 15 Ks lead L.A. over Giants
Moreland leads Rangers to extra-inning win
Yanks ride 8-run 2nd, beat Red Sox 13-8
Dickey throws 4-hitter, Jays top Tribe 5-1
Pujols hits 35th HR, Angels top Gray's A's
Milone, Sano lift Twins over White Sox 3-0
CarGo's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs key Rox past Dbacks
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
19-3 +1,605 Win Streak, +2,885 TY
4-0 +559 Y'day, 7-1 +849 L3 Days
11-2 L13 Picks, 19-7 L26 G-Plays
8-3 Last 11, 11-5 Last 16 Run
37-22 L59, 45-24 L69 Picks
6-0 Record Last 6 Selections
6-3 L9 Guarantees
14-8 Last 22 MLB Picks
5-2 Record Last 3 Days
10-5 Last 15 Guaranteed Plays
4-2 +284 L6, +1,650 G-Plays TY
3-1 Last 4 MLB Guarantees
3-1 L4 Picks, +1,367 G-Plays TY
7-3, +590 Last 10 Selections
5-2 L7 Picks, 8-3 L11 Guarantees
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks-
2015 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2865
Scott Pritchard + 1268
Dave Cokin + 1161
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1092
Doc's Sports + 545
John Fisher + 507
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 1056
Marc Lawrence + 290
Michael Black + 264
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1760
Joe Nelson + 1367
Marc Lawrence + 1164
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2871
Chip Chirimbes + 2190
Mark Franco + 1611
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1585
Stephen Nover + 951
Chip Chirimbes + 897
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership