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Lincecum's days in San Francisco numbered

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07:18 AM ET 07.17 | By "What have you done for us lately?" standards, Tim Lincecum certainly ranks high, and yet that's certainly not all. Let's mark this down right from the start: [Lincecum] is irreplaceable. Before, during and definitely after his journey into No-Hit Wonderland last weekend, Lincecum has been the Giants' most compelling character and most powerful electrical current for nearly every millisecond of his seven seasons in black & orange. ... But... that doesn't mean the Giants have to hold onto Lincecum forever, and I think in many ways it points to the inevitable conclusion that his time with the Giants will soon and logically come to a close. They should listen to trade offers before the July 31 deadline, and if they get a killer offer, the Giants should take it.

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July 17, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The next Barry Zito he is

The right-handed version.

July 17, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Even with a no-hitter this year he still has a losing record as a starter and last year was demoted to the pen at the end of the season. To me with his salary and record the past two seasons I would give only a mid-range prospect for him in a trade.

July 17, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Even with a no-hitter this year he still has a losing record as a starter and last year was demoted to the pen at the end of the season. To me with his salary and record the past two seasons I would give only a mid-range prospect for him in a trade.

yes.

July 17, 2013  08:51 AM ET

He has a trade exception in his contract. He can only go to teams in states that have In & Outs in them.

July 17, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Even with a no-hitter this year he still has a losing record as a starter and last year was demoted to the pen at the end of the season. To me with his salary and record the past two seasons I would give only a mid-range prospect for him in a trade.

Plus, he's a free agent at the end of the year. I don't foresee the Giants receiving 'a killer offer' from any team for his services.

July 17, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Plus, he's a free agent at the end of the year. I don't foresee the Giants receiving 'a killer offer' from any team for his services.

Agreed.

July 17, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Sell High!

July 17, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Bye, bye "Freak".

July 17, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Well, at least he's made his money!

July 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Well, at least he's made his money!

He would have made more if he had accepted the $100MM extension the Giants offered him before last season.

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July 17, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

San Fran won't resign him.Tim will get a deal. Some team always overpays for a big name, especially a pitcher. Expect Toronto, Seattle, Washington, the Dodgers, the Angels or some other team that consistently overpays for underperformers to make him a big offer.

Yep - always happens. Though NY is slowing down..... a little.

July 17, 2013  10:14 AM ET

Love this guy!

July 17, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He has a trade exception in his contract. He can only go to teams in states that have In & Outs in them.

Then he should go to the Cubs. There's nothing but "outs" there every single year.

July 17, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

yes.

I second the motion.

July 17, 2013  10:29 AM ET

I shake my head at the talk in the papers and T.V. how the coach should have never let him throw that many pitches. That Timmy is going to pay for throwing that many pitches. Dude is at the end of his career. He's had a good career. Had his time in the spotlight. Won 2 championships and 2 Cy Young awards. 4 All-Star teams. Led the NL in strikeouts 3 years. The one thing he didn't have was a no hitter and Bochy was supposed to take him out because he was well over 100 pitches? Good luck with that.

July 17, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sell High!

That's what I was going to say lol. He's had two good starts in a row so the time is right!

July 17, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He would have made more if he had accepted the $100MM extension the Giants offered him before last season.

He did help the team get into the World Series.

 
July 17, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Love this guy!

He isn't very good looking.

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