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.
2009-2014. 3 World Series Championships, 2 Stanley Cup Championships, 2 NBA Championships, and a Super Bowl Appearance. 3 No-Hitters, 1 Perfect Game, 3 NFC Title Games, Jim Harbaugh, Bruce Bochy, Phil Jackson, Daryl Sutter.
2015-??? Lakers stink, Kings missed the playoffs, Giants are hanging in there, 49ers are staring at lean years ahead.