Now it seems more probable than ever that Tim Lincecum is coming back to the MLB. As Jon Heyman of FanRagSports reported, more than 25 scouts from up to 15 to 20 different teams attended to Lincecum's showcase on Thursday in Seattle.
tim lincecum threw for 25-30 scouts this afternoon in seattle (at least 15 teams, likely 20). said to have thrown 90-93 mph, better than two years ago. chance for a job: improved.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) 15 de febrero de 2018
According to Heyman's information, "the Freak" was able to reach 90-93 mph on his pitches, showing a much improved performance than 2 years ago. Jon Heyman states that Lincecum's chances to get a deal are "improved".
Past days information confirmed some team names that attended to the showcase, were long-time rivals Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers and of course his former team, the Giants.
Even though"The Freak" is able to convince a team to sign him, it is unlikely that they would offer a place on their starting rotation, as it looks like he's more suitable for a role in the bullpen, due to his last season woes as a starting pitcher.
During his time as a Giant, Lincecum won two Cy Young Awards and 3 World Series rings, being named an All-Star in 4 ocassions. He was released from the Giants in 2015 and was signed for the Angels for the 2016 season, having a tough tenure with the Halos, with a record of 2-6 and a 9.16 ERA
He has a career record of 110-89, with a 3.74 ERA and 1736 K's