The San Francisco Giants and starting pitcher Tim Lincecum are nearing a deal to avoid arbitration. The deal ( if it happens) will most likely be a 1 year deal. Lincecum requested $21.5 million dollars. If arbitration occurs Tim Lincecum would receive a salary of $17 million dollars. He has won 2 National League Cy Young awards and has had 4 All-Star appearances. This really shows that he’s a valuable pitcher and a need for the team. I really think the cost is way too much for 1 year. I have to admit he is amazing and I have loved watching him pitch.