Report: Giants asked about Lincecum's availability
The San Francisco Giants were asked about Tim Lincecum's availability, tweeted Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly.
Interesting. Sabean told KNBR one club asked about Lincecum but it was on Timmy's no-trade list. Reiterated SF will make qualifying offer.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 9, 2013
Lincecum's had an inconsistent season -- he has a 4.18 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 142 innings. A poor May -- he posted a 6.37 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in six starts -- set him back. However, he's improved on what was a disastrous season, by Lincecum's standards, in 2012. Lincecum's 9.51 strikeout rate remains elite, and ranks fifth among starters in the National League. By FanGraphs' Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP), Lincecum's 3.49 ERA ranks 20th in the NL. Lincecum's earning $22 million this year, and will be a free agent at the end of the season.