ESPN - The Orioles are one of several teams to express interest the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, but the level of their pursuit is unclear, reports Eduardo A. Encina in Thursday’s Baltimore Sun. The 31-year-old Lincecum is scheduled to work out for teams sometime this month to demonstrate he has fully recovered from hip surgery in September.
Slow times in the baseball news cycle when this is MLB Network's top story of the day. I almost forgot Tim Lincecum was even still in the league. Reports are that Lincecum will throw soon for interested teams and so far the Orioles, Yankees, and Rangers have been linked to him. While he hasn't been an ace for years now he could still be a depth option for teams.
It's just sad that it's gotten to this point. I always hate when great players aren't great anymore but are still playing. Now Lincecum is only 31 and is still talented enough to pitch in the bigs but it won't be the same. His long hair, crazy delivery, and short stature made "The Freak" one of the coolest guys in the league from 2007-10. In only his second year, 2008, he won the Cy Young. He repeated in 2009. He's won three titles with the Giants and was a beast out of the bullpen for them in the 2012 playoffs. While he seems destined to be playing elsewhere in 2016 it is important to remember how fun it used to be to watch him pitch.