Giants sign Lincecum to two-year deal, pending physical

Oct 22, 6:05 PM

The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Tim Lincecum to a two-year contract.

The deal is pending a physical and it is believed to be worth $35 million with a no-trade clause. The contract will take him through the 2015 season with the team.

Oct 26, 6:47 PM

Lincecum on signing with Mariners as free agent: 'I wasn't ready for that jump'

Oct 26, 6:47 PM

Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum met with San Francisco media on Friday, after officially re-signing with the club for two years. He was asked whether he thought about hitting free agency and signing with his hometown Seattle Mariners, and MLB.com's Greg Johns has more on the topic, with Lincecum admitting that he did think about it:

"I did, I did. Home is always going to be home to me and maybe I’ll look at that route later on in life as a professional place, but personally I wasn’t ready for that kind of jump.

“I always kind of looked at the Mariners as an opportunity to go home and play for a hometown team. Obviously, I went to [the University of Washington] and grew up in Renton, but [that's a possibility] later on in the career. Right now I’m just focused on being as good as I can be and I feel like I’m at the age where I make those decisions and act upon them."

I'm so sorry, Mariners fans. Because it's hard enough already. 

Oct 25, 8:16 PM

Lincecum has unfinished business in San Francisco

Oct 25, 8:16 PM

Tim Lincecum, after posting a 4.76 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over the past two seasons in San Francisco, has unfinished business as a Giant, and that's one of the reasons he's staying in the Bay Area.

Lincecum talked about one day pitching for his hometown Seattle Mariners after signing his two-year contract extension with the Giants:

Lincecum credited the Giants for letting him know they wanted him to remain in San Francisco. "When they made that push, it made it hard not to respond," he said

Now that Lincecum's been re-signed, the Giants will focus on adding more pitching, according to vice president and assistant general manager Bobby Evans:

Lincecum's excited about 2014:

"Every year is kind of a springboard to the next. At the same time there’s a reset button. That gives me a lot to gauge and build perspective. With everything I’ve learned the last couple of years, that gives me the confidence that things are going to be a little easier and I don’t have to worry so much what I have to do, the differences. They were pointed out in games I did well. It’s hard not to fall back on those as examples to help me get out of this so-called hole I’m in. I’m excited about that prospect."

To read more of Lincecum's comments about his extension, check out Henry Schulman's piece in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Oct 25, 7:54 PM

Giants, Lincecum finalize two-year, $35-million contract extension

Oct 25, 7:54 PM

It's official: Tim Lincecum will remain a San Francisco Giant for another two years.

Lincecum took his physical earlier on Friday, and it went well, thank you very much. 

That's all we've ever really wanted for Tim Lincecum. It's a great day. 

For more on Lincecum's numbers and his performance over the past few years, check out the storyline below. 

Oct 20, 10:30 PM

Report: Giants' Lincecum looking for short-term deal

Oct 20, 10:30 PM

Though impending free agent Tim Lincecum reportedly turned down a two-year offer from the Giants, the lanky right-hander is said to be looking for a short-term deal in an effort to rebuild his value, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

"[Lincecum] is said to have a belief that he's on the verge of regaining his past form, and unusually interested in short deals at this time, a la Roger Clemens (the Clemens at the end of his career, anyway)," writes Heyman.

The 29-year-old has regressed considerably over the last two seasons after spending four years as one of the game's most dominant starters.  Velocity and waning command conspired in recent years as Lincecum's earned run average swelled -- the right-hander owns d a 4.76 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP since 2012.

Heyman notes the Seattle Mariners could be a fit for Lincecum, who attended the University of Washington, and reportedly scouted the right-hander late in the season.

A two-time Cy Young award winner, Lincecum compiled a 2.81 ERA with 977 strikeouts over 881.2 innings with the Giants from 2008-2011.