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Tim Lincecum Showcase

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Today it was announced former Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum would be holding a showcase for about 20 Major League teams this Friday, including his former team, the Giants.

Standing at a modest 5’11” and weighing in very small at 170 pounds, Tim’s small figure has been the subject to almost 1,500 innings of abuse the last 9 years.

Last year Lincecum threw 76.1 innings for the San Francisco Giants, and had 60 strikeouts with a 4.13 ERA in the 2015 season.

After his placement on the disabled list last year on June 28 (from a bruised throwing arm), he was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in both hips.

Lincecum is well-known for his maximum effort windup, one that won him 2 Cy Youngs in a row. He also led the Giants to multiple World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

During his tenure of complete dominance (2008-2011), Tim threw 881 innings, with 970 strikeouts and a 2.82 ERA.

Since 2012, Lincecum has completely fell off the table, which includes a putrid 5.18 ERA in 2012. Since then Tim has not been able to bring his ERA under 4.00.

Hopefully one of those 20 teams will take a gamble and offer this former star a contract to rejuvenate his career.