Monday, December 27, 2010

Tim Lincecum to the Seattle Mariners? Might happen ...

Yes, I know we have the Freak signed thru the 2011 season, and that we still have two years of arbitration left which takes us through the 2013 season. But what happens after that when he hits free agency at the conclusion of '13?

Do you think he's gonna resign with the Giants, or would he leave us to pitch for his hometown club - the Seattle Mariners?

Two recent events had us thinking of him bolting the Giants as a free agent and signing with Seattle. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 during the Seahawks pregame ceremonies, Timmy was the honorary "12th Man" and helped raise the 12th Man flag at Century Link Field and seemed fairly comfortable and enthusiastic in front of his hometown crowd. Second, and a little less subtle reason, is the fact in the previous month he purchased a 2,400 square foot condo for $1.575 million in downtown Seattle on the 28th floor of the Escala complex. Yet, he only rents a property in Mill Valley during the season (6+ months) even though he actually spends more time in the Bay Area.

Okay, okay, we might be overreacting on those two things, but the thought of seeing Timmy pitch for another club would seriously piss us off. It might behoove the Giants to buyout his last two arbitration years, and a few years of his free agency as well. Yeah, I know, it's not gonna be cheap, but do you want to see him bolt to another club?

Tim Lincecum - 12th Man

Tim Lincecum

Escala Condos in Seattle

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