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Why Lincecum wants a short deal

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07:23 AM ET 10.21 | The San Francisco Giants reportedly made Tim Lincecum an offer that he declined. And Lincecum may indeed hit the free-agent market, as was also suggested. However, a conclusion widely drawn elsewhere that he's going to try for a longer deal elsewhere is only someone's guess. And apparently an incorrect guess, as well. ... [People familiar] with the team's negotiations suggest the pitcher seemed more interested in a short deal in his dealings with the Giants, for either one or two years. That wouldn't be inconsistent with how Lincecum has handled things in the past, turning down longer deals for shorter ones. He is said to have a belief that he's on the verge of regaining his past form, and unusually interested in short deals at this time, a la Roger Clemens.

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October 21, 2013  08:30 AM ET

A short term deal would allow him to rebuild his market value.

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October 21, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Timmy's still on the wacky terbacky if he thinks he's getting back to Cy Young form.
Might still make sense for him to do a one year deal in case he pitches better in '14 and can cash in.

October 21, 2013  11:16 AM ET

You should have taken the long term deal you were offered two years ago Timmy boy.

October 21, 2013  05:40 PM ET
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Tim will get a deal from someone...buyer beware.

Thanks, Captain Obvious. What's next? The sky is blue?

 
October 22, 2013  09:01 PM ET

He's staying with the Giants for another two years. Total $35 Million deal.

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