Lincecum will pitch for food

From the Strikethree.com Newsroom

Scottsdale, AZ – After earning a Cy Young in his sophomore season, Giants RHP Tim Lincecum discovered this spring what Curt Flood dealt with for his whole career when the team renewed his contract for $650,000.

While the team may be interested in a multi-year deal for Lincecum, they’re in no hurry (read: waiting for a non-Cy Young-caliber season) to get it done. The pitcher is under Giant control through 2013, and will be eligible for arbitration for the first time next year.

Lincecum himself was adamant that he was fine with the modest raise. “I think it’s fair what I got. I’m not saying I got gypped at all.” Later, the Gypsy Anti-Defamation League demanded an apology…

Published February 28, 2009

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