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: 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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(1) Orlando Cabrera signs with Reds.
(2) Willy Taveras to A’s, then designated.
(3) Johnny Damon wants to play for Tigers?
(4) Ryan Garko signs with Mariners.
(5) Jose Reyes running sprints.
(6) Orlando Hudson still undecided – Nationals, Indians, Rockies in the mix.
(7) Joe Mauer deal all rumors at this point.
* Bengie Molina re-signs with Giants, leaves Mets in trouble.
* Tim Lincecum asks for record $13 million, Giants submit $8 million.
* Felix Hernandez signs deal with Mariners for 5-years, $78 million (average of $15.6 annually).
* Johnny Damon to retire?
* Ben Sheets hits 91-92, throws some curves in 55 pitch outing for scouts.
* Jim Edmonds to return to active duty?
* Paul Lo Duca signs with Rockies.
* Carl Pavano gets $7 million from Twins.
* Dave Bush to get at least $4 million from Brewers.
* Brad Lidge says he is healthy after two surgeries.
* White Sox: Andrew Jones ($500K) says he is in great shape.
* Octavio Dotel close to signing with Pirates, could close.
* Dexter Fowler hires Scott Boras as agent.
* Robinson Tejada signs with Royals for $950K.
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