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Giants ponder drastic measures for Linceum

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08:24 AM ET 06.13 | Having at one time or another scratched Barry Zito from a scheduled start or had Matt Cain pitch out of the bullpen, the Giants have considered such measures with struggling pitcher Tim Lincecum. Giants manager Bruce Bochy met with general manager Brian Sabean before Tuesday's game against the Astros, discussing the best course of action with [Lincecum]. Bochy said that Lincecum won't be skipping a start or moving to the bullpen, and will be making his next scheduled start against the Mariners this weekend. "Right now, the best thing is to keep throwing him out there," Bochy said. The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner has yet to break out of his season-long struggles.

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June 13, 2012  08:46 AM ET

The way he has been pitching, benching isn't "drastic" -- it's a blessed relief. Get this kid some counseling AND work in the film room to see what he's doing different.

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June 13, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Everyone has caught up to his herky jerky style of pitching...they let off the sinker/splitter he throws out of the strike zone...he falls behind and grooves the fastball which isn't Nolan Ryan like...I think he' s tipping his pitches and they haven't figured out what it is yet....

June 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET

You have no one to blame but yourself. It is very clear you didn't learn your lesson with Zito with his long tern contract and now you have no other choice but to pitch him.

June 13, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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You have no one to blame but yourself. It is very clear you didn't learn your lesson with Zito with his long tern contract and now you have no other choice but to pitch him.

What lesson did they fail to learn about Lincecum?

June 13, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Giants ponder drastic measures for Linceum

Hide the weed.

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June 13, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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You have no one to blame but yourself. It is very clear you didn't learn your lesson with Zito with his long tern contract and now you have no other choice but to pitch him.

Not sure why you think this situation is similar to Zito's. The Giants signed Lincecum to a 2 year contract through 2013. This is not a long term contract like Zito's.

June 13, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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Everyone has caught up to his herky jerky style of pitching...they let off the sinker/splitter he throws out of the strike zone...he falls behind and grooves the fastball which isn't Nolan Ryan like...I think he' s tipping his pitches and they haven't figured out what it is yet....

Batting practice is what it looks like Sarge.

June 13, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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Not sure why you think this situation is similar to Zito's. The Giants signed Lincecum to a 2 year contract through 2013. This is not a long term contract like Zito's.

...and with 2 cy young awards and his record, would would you expect them to do?

June 13, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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What lesson did they fail to learn about Lincecum?

I saw toad talking the other day about Lincecum getting lazy because he's already got a ring and now a huge contract.

I think in toad's world, the Giants recently inked Lincecum to a mega-contract.

June 13, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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I saw toad talking the other day about Lincecum getting lazy because he's already got a ring and now a huge contract.I think in toad's world, the Giants recently inked Lincecum to a mega-contract.

Yeah Toad keeps harping on this long term deal that doesn't exist....Lincecum is a FA after 2013....

June 13, 2012  11:26 AM ET
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What lesson did they fail to learn about Lincecum?

Timmy likes the wacky tobbacky

June 13, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Worried about hurting the kid's self-confidence? Maybe the Giants should give Tim one of those "compete" trophies they give kids in little league, and tell him they love him no matter what. The Giants are full of "nice" guys, truth in fact, they're soft. Soft, soft, soft like Grandma's tummy, and Lincecum falls right into that mold.

June 13, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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Giants ponder drastic measures for LinceumHide the weed.

could be he started laying off the weed and thats why he is struggling.

maybe he needs to start back up!

or maybe he is just a little guy and his are is worn out so he simply cant throw the ball hard enough anymore. (see: ron guidry)

June 13, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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I saw toad talking the other day about Lincecum getting lazy because he's already got a ring and now a huge contract.I think in toad's world, the Giants recently inked Lincecum to a mega-contract.

So... he's some kind of moron? Good to know and I should have expected as much.

June 13, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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So... he's some kind of moron? Good to know and I should have expected as much.

I thought that was obvious.
So...what kind of moron is he?

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