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Tim Lincecum, rolling in relief role, will start again for Giants next season | Detroit Tigers | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

“Right now the bullpen role is for the World Series, and that’s my mindset,” Lincecum said. “I think that’s everybody’s mindset, I’m just going to be out there as a safety net kind of thing, and if I can pick up innings here and there in these games, that’s what I’m there to do. As I said, I’m just fortunate that I’ve been able to come out on the top side of these, and fortunate to come out on the back side of wins.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bhaakon Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4285848)
And here I thought he was going to switch places with Brian Wilson.
   2. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM (#4285859)
Timmy tried to grow a beard. 6 weeks in the peach fuzz was still not doing much. That switch might not work.

http://baseballgirlsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-mustache-you-question-who-has-best.html

Scroll down to see if you dare...
   3. madvillain Posted: October 28, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4286107)
He was dominating last night, fwiw. Is the velocity drop he experienced this season attributed to anything in particular? He did pitch a lot of innings at a young age and the human arm isn't meant to throw a baseball 95mph that much yada yada yada -- tinstaapp and all that aside it would be nice for the Giant's and Tim if they found something.
   4. Bote Man Posted: October 28, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4286170)
Rizzo woulda shut him down. Jes sayin'.
   5. Greg K Posted: October 28, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4286174)
Baseball's kind of funny.
What would the odds have been for the Giants would win the World Series with the crystal ball knowledge that Tim Lincecum would be one of the worst pitchers in baseball for most of the year.
   6. Bhaakon Posted: October 28, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4286236)
He was dominating last night, fwiw. Is the velocity drop he experienced this season attributed to anything in particular? He did pitch a lot of innings at a young age and the human arm isn't meant to throw a baseball 95mph that much yada yada yada -- tinstaapp and all that aside it would be nice for the Giant's and Tim if they found something.


Well, there were stories that he bulked up before 2011, and his velovity went up, then he lost like 15 lbs this past off season and disaster. Whether that is the cause, or even true, I don't know. But that would only "explain" the last two season, and most of the velocity had already inexplicably evaporated by 2010.
   7. with Glavinesque control and Madduxian poise Posted: October 28, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4286280)
I think "inexplicable" is too strong. He is a pitcher, and he is getting older. That's most of an explanation right there.
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4286597)
Rizzo woulda shut him down. Jes sayin'.


Lincecum had Tommy John last year? OMG, the way he pitched last nite I couldn't even tell!. Whatever rehab protocol the Giants have, Sabean should patent it.
   9. Bhaakon Posted: October 29, 2012 at 06:23 AM (#4287132)
I think "inexplicable" is too strong. He is a pitcher, and he is getting older. That's most of an explanation right there.


He's lost 5 MPH in four years. That doesn't strike me as typical aging for a healthy twenty-something pitcher.
   10. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 29, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4287143)
What a strange headline. I know he wasn't very good this year, but Lincecum has pitched in 189 regular-season games in his career, making 188 starts. He was good in middle relief in the World Series, but, my goodness, it's not like the Giants are thinking, "Finally! We've found our long man!"
   11. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 29, 2012 at 07:52 AM (#4287146)
Timmy tried to grow a beard. 6 weeks in the peach fuzz was still not doing much. That switch might not work.

http://baseballgirlsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-mustache-you-question-who-has-best.html

Scroll down to see if you dare...


My God, he looks just like John Waters in that photo.

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