Friday, November 27, 2009

Big bucks for Tim the Wizard

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the details on how the Tim Lincecum arbitration case will play out. Shea points out that Tim won't be a free agent until after the 2013 season. My guess is that Tim will settle for something in the range of $14 million a year. But that's just a guess.

With hindsight being 20-20, it's easy to see the smart thing would have been to sign him to a multi-year deal after last season -- say 4 years for $35 million. Instead, Brian Sabean continued to focus on fading talents last offseason and signed Edgar Renteria for $20 million rather than make things solid with a future Hall of Famer. Yet another reason why Sabean should be fired.

2 Comments:

Anonymous giantsrainman said...

Tim an his agent were not willing to consider a multiyear deal last offseason. I guess you forgot this inconvenient truth.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Oh, puh-leeeez. Since when is it cast in stone that what an agent says is the truth, forever and ever?

A truly creative front office would have found a way to make this work last offseason. That's what they did in Philly with Chase Utley, for example.

12:30 PM  

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