Posted May 18, 2013

Tim Lincecum acts out career trajectory on Coors Field mound

Tim Lincecum

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth with a runner on first, one out, and Charlie Blackmon at the plate, Tim Lincecum did this.

That balked the runner to second, allowing him to score on a subsequent single by the opposing pitcher. In total, Lincecum gave up six runs in five innings in the game to inflate his season ERA to 4.70. Since the start of 2012 he has posted a 5.07 ERA in 239 2/3 innings. Coming into this season, I thought his free agency after this season would be fascinating, but now I’m beginning to think it will just be depressing.

3 comments
Kalzy
Kalzy

Yeah, I live in the city and have had to endure the local sports talk shows cover for him. He is done,done and done.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

He had a chance to sign for huge money a few years ago and he believed and bet on himself.  Of course, he's been paid an average of  $20 million each for last season and this season.  After what he did, the two consecutive Cy Youngs, I can see why he decided to believe in himself and wait for a monster payday.  Unfortunately, it isn't going to work out for him...  Many of the teams try to lock up guys early for really good money but not nearly what they could make if everything breaks right for them...  I realize all pro athletes are competitive and they compete on contracts too, but "earning" $100 million vs. $150 million wouldn't really change my lifestyle...  I still don't feel bad for him because after this years salary, his lifetime career earnings will be at $64 million.  While he isn't going to make nearly what he has, he will still earn many millions each year for several more years easily.  He should surpass more than $100 million in career earnings by the time he retires...

John NoLastName
John NoLastName

@Sportsfan18 You're exactly right. And I'm glad to see you put "earn" in quotes. Yeah, these guys are paid hundreds of millions ... doesn't mean they actually earn it.