Tim Lincecum and the Giants agreed to a last minute deal to avoid arbitration as the two sides agreed to a 2-year deal worth $23 million. What are the ramifications of the deal for the Giants, Lincecum and baseball as a whole?
Just to further what was said in the video, here are the numbers between the three hurlers under discussion for the past two seasons (2008-09).
Lincecum: 33-12, 2.48 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Hernandez: 28-16, 2.93 ERA, 1.25 WHIP
Verlander: 30-26, 4.08 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
Lincecum: 10.47 K/9, 3.46 K/BB, 452.1 IP
Hernandez: 8.03 K/9, 2.60 K/BB, 439.1 IP
Verlander: 8.82 K/9, 2.88 K/BB, 441 IP
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By Ray Flowers