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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
 
Lincecum Asks for $13,000,000

Today was the exchange number day for salary arbitration-eligible players and their teams. As expected, Tim Lincecum asked for a record amount ($13,000,000). The Giants countered with $8,000,000 leaving a midpoint of $10,500,000. As is always the case in the final hours and minutes before the exchange deadline, a significant number of deals were completed. Last Friday, 128 players filed for arbitration. That is the largest number in more than one decade. When the dust settled today, a total of 46 exchanged numbers. I was a bit surprised that so many deals got completed because through Monday evening I had seen modest activity. I will be providing some more information after I have tracked down all the pre-exchange deals.





4 Comments:

He's going to get that $13 million as well.

Blogger Pbenn001 -- 1/19/2010 9:37 PM  


With all of the talk about a $20,000,000 request, Lincecum's $13,000,000 is well below that figure. The $10,500,000 midpoint places him just above the $10,000,000 figure that Ryan Howard received in 2008 when the Phillies offered $7,000,000. The $5,000,000 difference is a wide gap. So, one interesting question now is whether or not the Giants will work towards a multiyear deal.

Blogger Ed Edmonds -- 1/20/2010 8:13 AM  


With all of the talk about a $20,000,000 request, Lincecum's $13,000,000 is well below that figure. The $10,500,000

Anonymous Frank Klotin -- 1/21/2010 9:18 AM  


I don't know many who honestly thought he'd ask for $20m.

Blogger Pbenn001 -- 1/21/2010 8:03 PM  


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