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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Tim Lincecum once flaunted his Cy Young Awards to win arbitration case

Friday was an important day for many of Major League Baseball’s top stars. The deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures passed at 1 p.m. ET.

Some of those stars, such as Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, avoided arbitration by agreeing to massive one-year deals. Others, like George Springer, failed to settle. That means he could end up having his case decided by a judge next month.

Once upon a time, that was the scenario Tim Lincecum faced after failing to reach an agreement with the San Francisco Giants. As former teammate Kevin Frandsen revealed in an interview with MLB Network Radio on Saturday, Lincecum planned a spectacular pitch that forced the Giants to fold before any words needed to be said.

According to Frandsen, Lincecum “Walked into the courtroom with both Cy Young Awards, they never even started talking — it was signed, sealed and delivered right there. I think it was a two-year deal, right there.”

For those wondering how award voting can have a broader significance…..

 

 

QLE Posted: January 12, 2020 at 12:54 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arbitration, cy young award, tim lincecum

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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 12, 2020 at 09:04 AM (#5914897)
There's the apparently true story of actress Shelley Winters being invited to audition for a film role in the mid-1970s. Winters shows up at the office carrying a cloth sack. The director, producer and casting director call her in to see her audition, but naturally wonder why she's brought a sack. Winters reaches in, pulls out an Oscar statuette and puts it on the table. Then reaches into the sack, pulls out a second Oscar statuette and puts that on the table. And says, "That's my fucking audition."
   2. jingoist Posted: January 12, 2020 at 11:52 AM (#5914913)
Yeah....every so often you have to #####-slap the “man in charge” to get his/her attention so as not to be taken for granted/advantage of at certain times in your life. I know I certainly had to from time to time in my 45 year IT career.
Good on ya Tim and Shelly.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 12, 2020 at 05:26 PM (#5914982)
For those wondering how award voting can have a broader significance…..

I don't know if they've changed policies (or individual writers changed their minds) but there was a big deal a few years back when some of the major papers decided their writers were no longer allowed to serve on MVP, etc. voting committees for just this reason. I don't recall if they were still allowed to place HoF votes.
   4. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: January 12, 2020 at 08:00 PM (#5915013)
I don't recall if they were still allowed to place HoF votes.


I think that they were. The issue was with performance bonuses that are tied to award voting and the threat of corruption and conflicts of interests that they create. But no one has a clause paying them a bonus if they make the hall of fame.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 12, 2020 at 08:11 PM (#5915014)
The issue was with performance bonuses that are tied to award voting and the threat of corruption and conflicts of interests that they create.


That's part of it. But some papers, I think the Times, for instance, didn't allow their writers to vote on anything (MVP, Cy, Hall). And the reason is because they simply don't want them being part of the newsmaking process.

   6. Sunday silence Posted: January 12, 2020 at 08:40 PM (#5915018)
shelly winters was a helluva an actress. If you've never seen ALfie, you should. She nearly steals the show from Michael Caine, and his performance was a breakout performance as well. But she's just awesome in that.
   7. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: January 13, 2020 at 07:14 AM (#5915061)
Re 1: It would've been even funnier if the movie in question was "The Poseidon Adventure", since she received a Golden Globe (and another Oscar nomination) for that picture! (Or "Next Stop, Greenwich Village", where she was nominated for both the BAFTA and the Golden Globe.)

I loved all those 70s disaster movies ("Poseidon Adventure", "Towering Inferno", "Earthquake") as a kid, and I still watch them on TV once in a while...
   8. bachslunch Posted: January 13, 2020 at 08:47 AM (#5915063)
The old saying that "All's fair in love, war, and politics" can indeed extend in other directions. Good for him, and glad it worked.
   9. Traderdave Posted: January 13, 2020 at 09:47 AM (#5915070)
Lincecum also turned down a long term extension about 15 minutes before his arm fell off, so his negotiating skills are best described as "mixed."

   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 13, 2020 at 10:36 AM (#5915081)
I loved all those 70s disaster movies ("Poseidon Adventure", "Towering Inferno", "Earthquake") as a kid, and I still watch them on TV once in a while...


AKA "The Poopsidedown Adventure," "The Towering Sterno," and "Mirthquake." The issue with the "Poseidon" parody was MAD Magazine's highest-selling single issue ever.
   11. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: January 13, 2020 at 10:41 AM (#5915084)
I've used that Poseidon Adventure parody's reference to "Our Lady of Perpetual Motion" soooooo many times over the years ...

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