What the hell? Tim Lincecum, the former San Francisco Giant ace fallen to mere mortal the last two years, gets a two-year contract for $35M? When he had been talking himself about a short-term contract to rebuild his value, the Giants pay him more than he was surely expecting.
Yes, he was better this year than last year. My left kneecap would have been a better pitcher than him last year. And, this year even, he still had a negative WAR.
Off the top of my head, I know two people just as happy as him, though, if not happier. Max Scherzer. Clayton Kershaw.
Gentlemen, enjoy your pending massive new contracts, whether with your current teams or elsewhere.
And, since the Freak's new deal has a no-trade clause, the Giants had better hope he pitches better than the last two years. If not, they've got a Barry Zito Jr. on their hands, albeit for a shorter term.
I maybe could have seen 2/$30, though if I were Giant GM Brian Sabean, I would have started even lower.