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Tim Lincecum considered playing for hometown Mariners

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09:10 AM ET 10.26 | The Giants locked up right-hander Tim Lincecum to a two-year, $35 million contract on Tuesday. Via CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly, while he was contemplating his future prior to signing the deal, Lincecum thought about playing for the Seattle Mariners. Lincecum grew up in Washington, attending Liberty Senior High School in Renton, then playing for the Washington Huskies in college. Lincecum did say he would like to explore the opportunity later in his career.

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October 26, 2013  10:25 AM ET

The Mariners are big on signing local fan favorites whose skills have maybe eroded a bit (e.g. Griffey, Pinella). It's part of their formula for putting butts in the seats. Based on the drop in their attendance over the past 10 years, that plan may not be doing too well.

October 26, 2013  11:45 AM ET

He'd more interested in Seattle because of Hempfest than to actually pitch for the M's.

October 26, 2013  10:57 PM ET

"Tim Lincecum considered playing for hometown Mariners"

Then he realized they're the ****ing MARINERS!!! And he re-signed with San Francisco seconds later.

 
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