Originally Posted by metsrock229
Man, there are so many clueless guys on this board it's not funny.
Where do I start? First, Tim Lincecum himself doesn't want a long term deal. He rejected a 5 year 100 million dollar deal for a 2 year 40 million dollar deal. He wants to pay as you go, that's just how he is.
This is his worst season, and it's mainly b/c he wasn't prepared to play this year. He's had basically one bad inning in every outing, but his K's are still there (see Matt Kemp last month who went 0-3 with 3 K's against him.)
Lincecum's velocity went UP from 2010 to 2011. He gained weight & muscle and ADDED velocity, this past off season he lost weight, and his velocity has dropped.
One guy is a two time cy young winner, a power pitcher built for the playoffs who logs 200 IP every year, and has won a World Series defeating Cliff Lee twice, & Roy Halladay... the other guy is Dickey.
This is the same reason why 9 teams passed on Tim in the draft. And it still plagues him. Yeah, he'll have a bad year this year, but check back next year. The ace will return.
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