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San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2015

Tim Lincecum tightens grip on final spot in Giants rotation

Former Cy Young Award winner didn't overpower the Los Angeles Angels, but manager Bruce Bochy said it was enough to reestablish Lincecum ahead of Ryan Vogelsong
Giants notes: Tim Lincecum’s legacy is written, but his denouement is not

Giants notes: Tim Lincecum’s legacy is written, but his denouement is not

Tim Lincecum thrusted the Giants out of the Barry Bonds era, re-animated crowds on the shores of McCovey Cove with his electric fastball and did more on the mound than anyone to mold the organization into a pitching-centric model that… Continue Reading → 

Giants notes: A Brave and a Cardinal take Kyle Crick under their wing, Hudson and Lincecum updates, etc.

From the paper… SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Crick sees role models wherever he looks in the Giants’ spring clubhouse. Few pitching staffs are as seasoned or accomplished as the group that includes Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson,… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Mar 11, 2015

Giants lose to Brewers, 6-3; Belt homers, Lincecum pulled with stiff neck

Will the Giants be sellers at the Cactus League trade deadline next week? The Giants played another spring training game without winning it, which brings us to that dumb, uncomfortable stage of pretending that we're totally comfortable with this, while secretly getting worried about the "L, L, L, T, L, L" string. It's physically impossible to avoid a negative reaction, even if every rational cell in your body is reminding you this stuff is a test pattern. Do you even remember the Giants' record in the Cactus League five years ago? Can you come within eight wins of that record? Can you even...

Lincecum pulled after one inning because of stiff neck

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tim Lincecum only completed one of his scheduled three innings Wednesday because of a stiff neck that wouldn’t subside. Lincecum said he woke up with the neck stiffness and had trouble turning his head to the left,… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Mar 8, 2015

Video of Tim Lincecum pitching well

Video of him pitching poorly from the same game exists. It was not included. As you've probably guessed, I'm not going to recap every spring game. This is because there are 162 regular season games coming up, and there's even a chance for more after that. My brain is mush by May, as is. Do not weep for me; just know that I saw my baseball-writing shadow, and I'm lazy for another month. However, if something happens in the game that's worth noting -- something more than "Prospect makes error" -- and there's video of it, there should be a home for it here. Tim Lincecum allowed two runs on...

EXTRA BAGGS: Pitchers become the focus for Giants this week, Lincecum embraces the K again, etc.

The focus the past few days has been on Hunter Pence, and for good reason. He is one of very few power threats in the Giants lineup, he has played 162 games in each of the past two seasons and… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Mar 4, 2015

It's time to freak out about every Hunter Strickland home run

There's always one player who gets an unfair amount of attention every spring. Looks like we found the winner for 2015. The Giants lost to the A's in their first spring training game on Tuesday, falling by a score of ... well, I don't remember and I'm not going to look it up. There was baseball, and that's all that matters for now. Madison Bumgarner was lit up, but you're not worried about him. Tim Lincecum said he felt great, but you're still worried about him. Nothing changed, other than there was a baseball-less void and now there's not. And yet ... This is the part of the year where we...

Bumgarner has a thorny time in Cactus League debut; Lincecum pleased with his inning

A little more than four months and 1,200 miles removed from Game 7 of the World Series, Giants manager Bruce Bochy finally ambled out to take the baseball from Madison Bumgarner. He remembered how to get to the mound and… Continue Reading → 
McCovey Chronicles Mar 2, 2015

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...

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