The San Francisco Giants were able to lock up Big Time Timmy Jim through the 2013 season for the price of $40.5 million. Many fans believe that Tim is in it for the money because of this contract, an accusation which is unfair. Tim has performed and wants to know that he is appreciated and valued by the organization which he is putting his life into.
Let's not forget, Tim often is asked to win games in ways that pitchers for the Yankees and Red Sox do not. Tim goes out to the mound with the expectation of a complete game shutout and is not satisfied with his performance if it falls short. Up to this point, Tim Lincecum has done more for Giants baseball that any player in recent memory whose name is not Buster.
Lincecum has been with the team since the dog days of 2006, when he gave fans a reason to be excited about Giants baseball. He helped lead the team to its championship in 2010. He walks into the locker room with a bow-tie and pitches complete games on the field. Timmy represents Giants baseball, and for that, he deserves the eight digit salary that he received.
Here are five predictions of what the Giants expect from their ace during his two-year contract.