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Before signing latest deal with the Giants, Tim Lincecum thought about joining the Mariners

Oct 25, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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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.

Lincecum said he is “really, really, really happy” about returning to the Giants, per Hank Schulman. Lincecum will be a Giant through the 2015 season, when he will be 31 years old. He is trying to rebound from two bad seasons, finishing 2012 with a 5.18 ERA and 2013 with a 4.37 ERA. He said that his poor form recently is “not the way you want to go out”.

Over his seven-year career in San Francisco, Lincecum has posted a 3.46 ERA over 1,411.2 innings, winning the National League Cy Young award in back-to-back seasons in 2008-09 and earning two World Series rings in the process in 2010 and ’12.

  1. knicksmets - Oct 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Hopefully he can do well for the Giants, and then maybe play a couple years with the Mariners. Whatever makes him the most comfortable

  2. Caught Looking - Oct 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Let’s be real. Lincecum considering playing for the Mariners was due to weed now being legal in Washington.

    • paperlions - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      …because it is so hard to get a weed card in CA?

  3. Francisco (FC) - Oct 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Before signing latest deal with the Giants, Tim Lincecum thought about joining the Mariners

    Then he burst into laughter and signed his new deal with the Giants.

  4. dirtydrew - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    And then he put down the bong, and watched the Mariners. Yeah, I think I’ll stay in San Francisco.

  5. bjbeliever - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Sounds off to me. You’re going to use 17$ mil a year on Lincecum with Hultzen, Paxton + Walker all set to earn a spot?? Me thinks the offer from the Giants was more than anyone else was willing to pay.

  6. provguard - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    If Lincecum hadn’t checked with his home state, everyone would be asking if he had a problem with the family… Nerds, let the weed jokes go…

  7. temporarilyexiled - Oct 26, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Even with the new emphasis on stat-based futurism, baseball is so hard to predict. I don’t really know what TL is like, and I doubt many others here know more than I. All that can be said is that this will likely be a really good or really bad contract, and we’ll just have to wait and see.

  8. jpietrefesa - Oct 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Im a joker Im a smoker I’m a midnight toker

  9. joecool16280 - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Probably just used SEA for contract leverage if anything.

  10. dopinshamoke - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I’m so glad Lincecum didn’t come to Seattle. We don’t need a whiner here!

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