Finding an ace is a very difficult task for baseball teams, and developing a two-time Cy Young Award winner is even harder. That is why the San Francisco Giants have been trying to sign Tim Lincecum to an extension.
The two sides are far apart, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, and it does not look like a resolution could come soon.
If a deal does not get done, there will be a number of teams who will be calling Giants GM Brian Sabean about the cost to acquire Lincecum. It would take a lot, but there are teams who would sell their whole farm system for him.