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Fantasy Update

Aug 27, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Baseball
Now that Yusmeiro Petit has replaced Tim Lincecum in the Giants' rotation, should Petit be in your fantasy rotation?
Aug 25, 2014
Rotoworld
Tim Lincecum has been moved to the Giants' bullpen.
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014
Scoreboard Watching: August 28, 2014

Scoreboard Watching: August 28, 2014

I guess Timmah is finally going to find time to wash his hair, as Yusmerio Petit gets the nod instead of Tim Lincecum in today's Giants-Rockies game. The Rockies' Jordan Lyles (6-1, 4.05) faces off against Petit (3-3, 3.59), who is getting heralded for retiring 38 consecutive batters (seven batters shy of the MLB record, set by Mark Buerhle in 2009). But hold on there, Tex: In six appearances this year as a starter, Petit is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA. On the other hand, Lincecum has allowed 26 ER in his last 24.2 IP; so, Bruce Bochy has Petit fours'd into the game. 12.45p, first pitch.

The lineup, and full transcript of Tim Lincecum talking about move to bullpen

Sorry about the delay, but Tim Lincecum was available for a brief time in the clubhouse and I got a chance to talk to him along with the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Kawahara. Lincecum had a lot of things to say… Continue Reading → 
Athletics Nation Aug 26, 2014
Daily Link Dump 8/26/14

Daily Link Dump 8/26/14

Links before the second game in Houston. Anibal Sanchez is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season. The Rays' protest from Saturday was denied. Jason Giambi is still alive. In fact, he's just about to begin a rehab assignment. On this day in 1939, a Major League game was televised for the first time. Three teams are reportedly interested in Bartolo Colon, but Aaron Gleeman believes that one of those teams can't afford him. The Mariners have extended the contract of GM Jack Zdurencik. Perhaps Tim Lincecum should become a closer. What has led to the massive shift in the AL...
Sacramento Bee Aug 26, 2014

Lincecum removed from Giants starting rotation

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum is being removed from the Giants' starting rotation and replaced by Yusmeiro Petit, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday, and the switch will be open-ended depending on how both pitchers perform in their new roles.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 25, 2014
Giants skipping Tim Lincecum in rotation

Giants skipping Tim Lincecum in rotation

Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday. After Tim Lincecum's dreadful start on Saturday, Bruce Bochy said that he was having discussions with Dave Righetti about options for the struggling starter. Once the existence of those conversations are uttered in public, they rarely end with a decision of "just keep running him out there," and it's official: Lincecum is getting passed over in the rotation. From Henry Schulman: Bochy and his staff have had some success getting pitchers on track by holding them back for one start, including once with Lincecum. Now, Bochy said, the pitcher needs to...

PREGAME NOTES: Lincecum out of rotation for one start, possibly more

Since I had to file a story on Lincecum ASAP, you might as well read it verbatim here … – SAN FRANCISCO – Tim Lincecum is being removed from the Giants’ starting rotation and replaced by Yusmeiro Petit, said manager… Continue Reading → 
Sacramento Bee Aug 25, 2014
Struggling Lincecum moved into Giants bullpen

Struggling Lincecum moved into Giants bullpen

Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants' bullpen as he tries to work through his latest struggles. San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-2. San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum walks to the dugout after being removed from a baseball game against the Washington Nationals during the third inning, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-2. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 25, 2014
Lincecum out of Giants rotation

Lincecum out of Giants rotation

Tim Lincecum is being removed from the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation and replaced by Yusmeiro Petit, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday, and the switch will be open-ended depending on how both pitchers perform in their new roles.
Rotoworld Aug 25, 2014

Giants remove Tim Lincecum from rotation - Tim Lincecum (S) San Francisco Giants

Tim Lincecum has been moved to the Giants' bullpen.
KFFL Aug 25, 2014

Giants | Tim Lincecum to be skipped

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum will have his next start skipped. SP Yusmeiro Petit ...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 25, 2014

It's time to remove Tim Lincecum from the rotation

It was probably time last April or May, but it's really time now. Let's talk a little bit about velocity. Here's a guy throwing as hard as Barry Zito and making a hitter look silly: Chris Young is 12'4" and releases the ball six inches from the plate, but the overall point stands. Pitchers can survive a loss of velocity if there is enough command and deception with their fastball. We've seen enough hitters swing through an 89-mph Tim Lincecum fastball to know that he can still deceive as well as any of the most dishonest pitchers in baseball. The hitter still has to respect the offspeed...

Tim Lincecum’s rotation status — waiting for announcement from SF Giants

The Giants are close to announcing Tim Lincecum’s fate as a starting pitcher. Manager Bruce Bochy said he could say after the game whether Lincecum will make his next scheduled start. He said he already spoke with GM Brian Sabean and pitching coach Dave Righetti but needed to meet with Lincecum before saying anything publicly. Seems a manager wouldn’t meet with a pitcher about his rotation status unless the pitcher is coming out of the rotation. In the Giants’ game notes, Lincecum is listed as the pitching probable for Thursday vs. the Rockies. But Bochy said it’s TBA. Yusmerio Petit...
PREGAME NOTES: Bochy not ready to announce Lincecum decision; Tight calf sidelines Pagan

PREGAME NOTES: Bochy not ready to announce Lincecum decision; Tight calf sidelines Pagan

Who will start Thursday? “TBA.” Bochy has talked to Dave Righetti and Brian Sabean, but he won’t announce anything until after he gets a chance to talk to Tim Lincecum. That meeting will likely come before the game. “We haven’t… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Aug 23, 2014

Giants have some chances to score, but can't punch through or overcome Tim Lincecum's start.

The Giants lose 6-2 in a game that felt like what all three games of this series would feel like, but even after a rough 9 innings, they have a chance to win the series tomorrow. There chances of winning are at least decent because Tim Lincecum won't be on the mound. A one hour, twelve minute rain delay could not delay the inevitable beat down of Tim Lincecum by the bats of the Washington Nationals. In his past seven starts, he's been pummeled for 48 hits in 32.2 innings pitched. He's been terrible, historically, versus the Nationals and he's been mostly terrible over the past calendar...
Sacramento Bee Aug 23, 2014

Giants lose 6-2 to Nationals

WASHINGTON - Tim Lincecum was so solid in the first half that nobody blinked when manager Bruce Bochy moved the right-hander up to the third spot in the rotation after the All-Star break. Since then, Lincecum's season has fallen apart.

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