1.25.2012

Li'l Timmy Lincecum Gets Paid


If you're a faithful reader, you know we love us some Li'l Timmy Lincecum. And it appears that the Giants organization still does, too. They've just agreed to terms on a 2 year, $40.5 million dollar deal that will take him to the end of the 2013 season - when he is eligible for free agency.

The pot loving, vandal-slash-party animal two time Cy Young winner had the stones to ask for $21.5 million a year - which is more than ANY player with so few years under his belt has ever requested. The Giants countered with $17 million, and they finally settled on a measly $500,000 signing bonus, $18 mil this year, and $22 million next year instead. Also included in his new deal? A no trade clause and he gets 25 tickets per game to give to underpriveliged kids. Awwww, what a sweetheart.

Surprisingly, he's still just the second highest paid Giant on the roster this season. Remember Barry Zito? The former badass is still getting $19 million this season for being terrible.

While the two year deal will help Big Time Timmy Jim and the Giants avoid that whole arbitration mess later on, he actually turned down an offer by the Giants for 5 years, $100 million dollars - chump change, really - most likely knowing that in two years he'll probably be able to command a whole heck of a lot more than $20 million per year during the free agency frenzy and wind up making something like a billion dollars a year and get the rights to party at the White House and his choice of hooking up with only the hottest of the hottest supermodels on the planet. Even with that hair he's got going on.

3 comments:

Erin Lambert said...

I don't know about you guys, but I haven't looked that high since I smoked b2b2b2b2b2b2b2b blunts after the Yankees won it in '09!! Way to go Timmy Jim, you just got paid son, and you deserve every penny!!!

Kevin said...

is badassery now a word? ;-)

Marea said...

Yes, Kevin. Miriam Webster just needs to catch up with the times.

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