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Lincecum is open to a long term deal

Sep 25, 2009, 10:57 AM EDT

He has played coy to date, but Tim Lincecum is now letting it be known that he’d like to do a long term deal with the Giants:

“I definitely like San Francisco. I’ve seen nothing but positive things as far as my personal experiences. It’s where I see myself being for awhile.”

And according to his agent, the ball is clearly in the Giants’ court: “We’ve let it play out this year. I think it’ll be up to the Giants as to what they want to do and how they approach the offseason. It’ll really be a function of how the Giants look at him.”

Yet another reason for the Giants not to spend their offseason time messing around with and devoting money to Bengie Molina.  If they sign Lincecum, install Buster Posey behind the plate and do whatever they can to upgrade the offense even a little bit, San Francisco would have to be considered a favorite in the 2010 NL West.

  1. laura - Sep 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    can’t imagine the Giants would let Tim go anywhere. Get rid of Wynn, Renteria,and Garko for a at least one decent bat.

  2. laura - Sep 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    can’t imagine that they would even think of letting Tim go. Get rid of Winn, Garko, and Renteria for a decent bat to give the Giants pitching some support.

  3. DougTucson - Sep 25, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Keeping Lincecum maintains status quo. “Upgrade the offense even a little bit” won’t catch the Dodgers.

  4. bob lamb - Sep 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    go back and get barry….his hitting days might be over..but atleast you get plenty of sports writers there and it fills up the stadium…….since most of san francisco….is more into football than baseball…….a faithful lifetime dodger fan…..should I say it again…..

  5. mem - Sep 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    package Lewis Garko and Sanchez and get a bat maybe Feilder?

  6. Preston - Sep 25, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    The Giants have the pieces to get Fielder, but Lewis, Garko, and Sanchez wouldn’t get them half of Fielder (of course, noting his size, half of him might still be a pretty good ballplayer).

  7. Alan - Sep 26, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    I can’t imagine why Tim Lincecum would want to stay a Giant. It is evident he would do much better professionally and make tons more money by getting out of town and going to another team. Do you think the Giants are going to offer him Barry Zito money? The Giants have so much money tied up to Zito and Aaron Rowand. How are the Giants going to be able to keep Lincecum and Cain and pay for a bat?

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