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Fenway
01-24-2012, 11:29 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/24/SPR11MTTRB.DTL

all*star quentin
01-25-2012, 10:08 PM
What happened to $100 MM?

DSpivack
01-25-2012, 10:32 PM
What happened to $100 MM?

Still might get that in a couple years, this is only a 2-year deal.

KRS1
01-26-2012, 01:52 AM
I have zero idea why Lincecum signs this deal, but what the hell do I know?

Fenway
01-26-2012, 02:00 AM
I have zero idea why Lincecum signs this deal, but what the hell do I know?

Article explains it - after 2 years he is a total free agent

KRS1
01-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Article explains it - after 2 years he is a total free agent

He was one after this year, was he not?

Fenway
01-26-2012, 02:11 AM
He was one after this year, was he not?

Lincecum's new contract extends only through his final arbitration year.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/24/SPR11MTTRB.DTL#ixzz1kXuatnJy

SephClone89
01-26-2012, 04:27 AM
What happened to $100 MM?

Reports are that the Giants offered 5 years, $100m. They also have floated 8 year deals in the past, but Lincecum prefers the shorter deals.

palehozenychicty
01-26-2012, 09:01 AM
He wants to test the market, and I don't blame him.

He's got Barry Zito on his team, and we all know that he sucks now.

In his mind, if Barry Zito can get a lot of cash to suck, I can get double or more for being good. :D:

The logic has holes in it, but still.

doublem23
01-26-2012, 09:09 AM
I have zero idea why Lincecum signs this deal, but what the hell do I know?

It makes no sense to anyone really, but supposedly the word is that Lincecum doesn't want to feel burdened with a gigantic contract and is OK with small-term deals right now. He was under the Giants' control through the end of the 2013 season, anyway, so I guess he just prematurely got arb. out of the way. Not sure a pitcher can accomplish much more than he has to push his value even higher.

Whatever works for you, I guess. Joke I heard is that when all you wear is ratty t-shirts and you never cut your hair, $40 million goes a long way. :cool: