2:23 AM EST, Tue March 03, 2015
McCovey Chronicles 11 hours ago

Projecting Tim Lincecum's 2015 season

The former Cy Young winner and postseason hero is still in the rotation somehow. How will he do? There's no sense doing this projection later in the spring, when we're drunk on fermented Cactus League stats, or when it's clear that Tim Lincecum is pretty much the same pitcher he's been for the last few years. You do this now when you're straddling the border between irrational optimism and cynicism. Over the last nine days, I spent approximately 75 minutes on the computer. It was glorious, and I recommend it. One of the few things I did read, though, was this headline from Henry...
McCovey Chronicles Feb 20, 2015

Tim Lincecum's cleaner delivery

It might be the same delivery. All I know is that it's spring, so I choose to believe it's awesome. As learned baseball fans of the Internet, we're trained to laugh at the expected this-year-will-be-different spring stories. Best shape of his life. Learned a new pitch. Reworked his swing. I mean, do you remember this? They'll often trek up a road from Zito's house into the hills and stand on opposite ends of a canyon. So it's obvious what happens if one of their throws falls short or somebody can't hold onto a toss. "The ball's gone," Wilson said Thursday during a visit to AT&T Park. "We...
McCovey Chronicles Feb 19, 2015

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 2/19

You have meddled with the primal link dumps of nature, Mr Beale! The Giants' pitchers and catchers reported yesterday. The Dodgers' report today. That's a full day's advantage for the Giants. They're going somewhere this year. I can just feel it. Lincecum turns to his father again for helpPitchers and catchers reported yesterday, which is very exciting! I mean, it'll get less exciting in like three days when we realize nothing is happening and start to pine for actual spring training games, which will be fun for a couple weeks, until we realize these games don't matter and we're seeing a...
NoNoHitters.com Feb 19, 2015

Lincecum to camp with confidence, trademark long hair

Good story on MLB.com from Anthony Castrovince on Tim Lincecum, the author of two no-hitters against the Padres over the past two seasons. Lincecum did a lot of offseason work with his father, who helped craft The Freak’s freaky delivery, and the pitcher seems ready to fight for a rotation spot on the Giants’ staff. …

Lincecum repairs relationship with dad, undertakes rigorous offseason reboot of his mechanics

Until Baggs arrives, here’s the latest from Tim Lincecum, just posted … – Tim Lincecum’s long hair is back. More importantly so is father, Chris Lincecum, as his son’s full-time pitching guru. Lincecum and his father drifted apart over the… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Feb 18, 2015

Tim Lincecum almost certainly starting the season in the rotation

Bruce Bochy has spoken, and the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation probably won't be much of a competition. When the Giants signed Ryan Vogelsong, the assumption was that there would be a competition for the last spot in the rotation. Yusmeiro Petit's name was brought up, but it supposed to be a deathmatch between Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum. Considering that Vogelsong has had more success than Lincecum in recent years, it followed that the competition was likely to be a little one-sided. Bruce Bochy, who is just about the only person with an opinion that matters about this...
San Jose Mercury News Feb 18, 2015

Tim Lincecum likely to be Giants fifth starter

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy said Vogelsong, Petit will start season in long relief, which indicates that Lincecum will open 2015 season in rotation for the World Series champions
McCovey Chronicles Feb 10, 2015

A reminder that Matt Cain exists

He was excellent for a long, long time, and he's coming back. This is a post to remind you that Matt Cain exists. Does that seem unnecessary to you? Perhaps it is. If you don't need a reminder that Matt Cain exists, you are one of the good people. Occasionally, though, even I forget. That's why this is a post to remind you that Matt Cain exists. There was no way the Giants were going to win the World Series without Matt Cain, just like they was no way they were going to win two World Series with Tim Lincecum in the bullpen and one with him starting. These things happen, they surprise and...

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