Did the Giants overpay for Tim Lincecum?
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And the polls present and welcoming a hospital roles on one the Giants don't like to any reaction is when I met that's why bring in our Giants insider Andrew back really. And also mark tried -- mr. baseball from 95 a seven game here in the mornings with what he Gleason did handedly and the rise guys six to 10 in the morning and and -- With you your reaction was -- expected to happen this quickly before Lincecum became a free agent. Not this quickly just as of a few days ago it looked like Lincecum would become a free agent in fact that was the information that I had but. Talks do change in in the dollars change in a two year structure that looked like it was gonna work for both parties. It was just a matter what was the -- dollar value. And for what I was told the dates and Winston told Giants officials told Larry Baer. I wanna be a giant if we can make this happen told and then the final day of the regular season so there was always a confidence from the Giants that this was gonna get done. You knew that qualifying offer was out there and woods suppresses free agent to value. And other would be some teams or interest in Lincecum but clearly he was worth more to the Giants and almost any other team obviously the fact he signed today. Tells you that she was pretty confident he wasn't gonna get a better deal. That's that's an interesting point he said he wanted to remain a giant and earlier this -- right here Comcast sports net. We were talking amongst ourselves could well report was he wanted a two year deal here rejected the deal like you said. If it wasn't gonna take the one you're fourteen qualifying offer. Couldn't you build a case that he didn't want to be a giant here he says he does wanna be a giant what does that mean this. How does that resonate but the thing is to me that's a big thing to hear Tim Lincecum verbal. Yeah it's consistent with a lot of the stuff he's done over the years -- for one thing. He's the least afraid of any pitcher I can think -- to take two year deal after two year deal is not a big deal to him. I think he's a guy who's always been intent on keeping. On his own situation management. And the Giants are ready and willing to do two years because they're risk obviously -- Minimize tremendously by doing it short term deal if he does on the open open market couple things can happen one is. As as Bobby Evans theorized maybe his value slept the other is and I think just like close to the truth is value the demands. Now let me open are absolutely yet or he finds himself for the only you know let's say it's the Mariners and it's a very good offer. Now -- have the option of taking a lot of -- going to a terrible team. Or you can take it very handsome package into the Giants overpay clearly. Probably what ten million dollars it's it's a very reasonable overpay given how much me they can expect to make off. When everybody loves about Lincecum the amount of memorabilia he sells and everything else -- -- win games it they want a lot of people to not given that kind of money do you concur that he wouldn't have made this money in the open market. Well I don't think he would have made this money on the open market especially with that the two years he's had back to back the fact that velocity is down his arm speed is not what it used to be. And -- you look at the strikeouts per inning -- through a 195 innings those are some of the things that led the baseball operations people to think that. Having let's -- part of this rotation going forward is gonna be a good thing gonna be an asset. And -- he's probably not worth seventeen million this year eighteen of seventeen million in 201418. Million in 2015. Five the Giants feel like they need innings and he's a guy you can give them quality innings he has the opportunity maybe to bounce back and they are known for overpaying their stars they did it -- Barry Bonds he means a lot to the Giants. Are excellent. Brothers down they get Hunter Pence assignment ninety million dollars. That's for five years ago two years and we were reportedly 35 million dollars -- more pride or. But the Giants tapped out now how to -- they gonna get better all we've done is security and that was what -- five -- 500 the end but a couple things out that one they're they're not tapped out I don't think I ever really tapped out that's fine but -- songs -- get picked up and make sense may pitching. The other is. Nobody competes in a vacuum and right now the Giants are competing with the Dodgers franchise that is junk -- money and spending like conquered -- that I mean there's no way. To overstate that 'cause they're gonna have to pay to keep even their pieces in place that's likely -- Alex if this is really what they needed to you first -- Penske Lincecum Javier Lopez is also on the docket. So they start building from here because it -- -- -- said they can't have the same window that all windows closed they got to create a new window well that means in these new players if the Giants had a starting pitching prospect or two coming through the system more quickly. What Tim Lincecum -- 35 million dollars richer today. I think that it would they would've probably allowed this technical little farther seed they could get more of a bargain deal but they need. Two starting pitchers Lincecum was one thing you one more could be a Bronson Arroyo. Could -- Dan Haren. But no I think that's a good point the fact that the minor league system. You should have your -- -- of the world coming up in about 2015 and that's when Owens comes deal was going to be completed so it's a good timing thing for the Giants.
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conference that team and Allen Wilson. Probably won't mess up one time. Yes I'm really that I have to ask that Javier Lopez they honestly can't think of us a wrap this season and represent. That bullpen and you've had such great. Season
is final tuneup for the regular season taking on the trail Blazers first quarter Andrew Bogut. Given by Brook Lopez Bogut had four points and on second quarter stepped curry. Mo Williams it's seven of 22 from the field. Later on curry. Seventy
keep even their pieces in place that's likely Alex if this is really what they needed to you first Penske Lincecum Javier Lopez is also on the docket. So they start building from here because it said they can't have the same window that all
When the Giants get around to addressing a new contract for left-hander Javier Lopez , they'll find he's eager to talk about returning, too.
five days after the World Series. And as soon as they get far along with they wanna begin with Lincecum. And also Javier Lopez . But I you know two things that price Zabian said that really work starters. One he said he would do that Barry Zito
deadline or we didn't that trade him and that's the mindset. We're new focal song and Javier Lopez that and among good heavy lifting as you put it. Well Lopez we still want to re sign. So that hasn't changed. he's very key to our bullpen in
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fortunate. Then later on we depended a great job pick and each other and in some big outs. Marty do a great job. It's. Lopez is going to be ago there and and Claude did a good job when they scored we'd bounce back and we put runs on the board that
for drug production is very as you form your roster you look forward you opted not to trade Hunter Pence Tim Lincecum Javier Lopez . But if this team continues to struggle loses maybe ninety games. How can you justify bringing them back. Well I
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Yes sure I mean obviously there's a lot of power and it's the reason at 41 homers but it's. Yes you know. When I was up there but we've with the speed that we haven't I don't want to know that we have a shot and we shift on there and this was and I unable to get there kind of perfect placement. And
prepared come through it. Couple games oh well. first please. Aren't just in just one more on what is your factor in now. Lopez vs Davis over overs don't. Well I go to garage on the ball very well Pursuit of and ago. Romo at that point. A matchup
glove. So it was on to the 10 th inning, where Giants manager Bruce Bochy intentionally walked one hitter to have Javier Lopez face the major leagues' home run leader.
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we see progress. The same set of Hunter the same for Javier Lopez and also for Hunter same across the board for everybody ..... draft picks stress if we don't we sign him. In case Javier Lopez he's a guy that he wants to see it as market is and
we have lots of doubles festivities it. I'll to play it over that trade deadline that names out there and Lincecum. And Lopez and it was. A lot of anxiety in that this group the core group might be broken up. Iron and it did seem like today but out
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be discussed regarding Hunter Pence Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez . It's been a difficult season for the San Francisco ..... Hunter Pence through both arms up and had a big smile Javier Lopez quietly gave a thumbs up. And Lincecum told me that