Tim Lincecum is already one of the most accomplished players in baseball as a 25-year old ace for the San Fransisco Giants. Lincecum has established self as the best pitcher in baseball or, at the worst, the second best, winning back-to-back Cy Youngs in the National League.
Lincecum gave the best performance compared to [...]
Tim Lincecum was the best pitcher in baseball this season. It’s that simple. Yeah, Zach Grienke, who won the AL Cy Young Award was pretty darn good, but if you put Lincecum and Grienke head-to-head against the same line-up on any given day, Timmy has him beat.
Despite the controversey Lincecum ran into no longer than two weeks ago when he was charged with marijuanna possession in his home state of Washington, the Giants’ ace was able to capture 11 of the first place votes, 12 seconds and nine thirds from the Baseball Writer’s Association of America. His total of 100 points was good enough to beat Adam Wainwright, who finished third even though he had the most first place votes (12) and Chris Carpenter, who was left off the ballot twice, giving Javier Vazquez and Dan Haren some votes as well. Continue reading…
As much as it pains me to say it, St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has got to be a lock to win the National League Cy Young Award this season. I have been making every excuse possible to give the award to Tim Lincecum, but now, the writing is on the wall.
As The Big Lead has pointed out many times this season, the big market teams are destroying the standings right now. Of the top seven teams salary wise, only the New York Mets are not realistically in their division or wild card race. Here is how the rest of those teams stack up:
We headed to the ballpark expecting a slobber knocker, but the offenses didn’t go too crazy, and Barry Zito actually got a win. Zito went six innings striking out four while only giving up three hits and two earned runs. The ump was calling him tight all day but somehow he finished with a [...]
Expecting a complete game two-hitter from Lincecum with 11 strikeouts, we were disappointed. Lincecum had an OK day, going seven innings with seven K’s, one walk and just two earned runs. Lincecum was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the seventh with a 4-3 lead, but the Giants managed to give up [...]
We will be attending the Giants-Reds game today at AT&T Park. Lincecum will be starting for the Giants and we will be sitting 10 rows from him.
Buried in the western part of the United States are two fantastic third baseman that nobody seems to be talking about. One plays for a team that is very much in contention for the NL Wild Card while the other hasn’t played a meaningful game standings wise in a couple of months.
Pablo Sandoval [...]
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded shortstop Jack Wilson and starting pitcher Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners and second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Fransisco Giants. These two recent moves complete a line-up’s worth of trading that the Pirates have done over the past six seasons. Since 2003, the Pirates have traded a [...]
If you are looking for a team to make a strong push into and during the playoffs this season, it has to be the San Fransisco Giants. They have no chance of catching the Dodgers for the NL West division lead, but if they can maintain their current winning percentage, they should beat out [...]