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.