The much loved, two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum signed with the Los Angeles Angels today, officially bringing to close a relationship with San Francisco and the Giants that was, at times, rocky, but always loving. According to the MLB Network, his new contract is worth $2.5 million plus an additional $1.7 million in incentives.
Lincecum played for the Giants from 2007 until 2015, when as the Bleacher Report reminds us a hip injury cut his season short. Speaking of his troubled hip, earlier this month the 31-year-old pitcher told ESPN that the injury had a huge impact on his play. "That's where I lost it all," he observed. "The power was lost in my legs, and it didn't drive through my hips, my mid-back and up into my shoulder."
Lovingly nicknamed "the Freak," Lincecum played a key part in the Giants' three Wold Series wins in the last six years. Oh, also, he pitched two no-hitters.
Things with the Giants had slowed down for him, however, and hopefully Lincecum's time with the Angeles gives him a chance to get back into the swing of things. We just hope LA loves him — in all his pot smoking, questionable facial hair, ejaculation-joke making ways.
Goodbye, Timmy. We'll miss you.