Bochy confirms Lincecum will begin the season in the rotation. That was the plan, but he hadn't confirmed it till now.
CSN Bay Area "The Giants can’t keep their Tims healthy at the same time. On the day Tim Hudson returned to the field, Tim Lincecum was limited by a sore neck. Lincecum pitched just one inning out of the bullpen Wednesday, saying his neck “locked up” overnight. He tried to pitch through it but his mechanics..." March 12
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum threw a fastball up, which is not his happy place, but got a huge swing and miss from Brandon Belt. “His fastball was deceptive,” Belt said. “It was getting on you quicker than you expected.” A lot of eyes will be focused on Lincecum in 2015 as he tries — again — to rediscover a..." March 01
Bochy said Lincecum is in rotation, Vogelsong and Petit in bullpen.
Hardball Talk "The Giants are going to lose, in all likelihood, Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong. Or at least one of them. Maybe both. That leaves Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson as locks. Matt Cain if he’s healthy. Likely Yusmeiro Petit and . . . Lincecum wasn’t used much in relief in the playoffs. He has..." November 06
Tim Lincecum left tonight's game with lower back tightness. #SFGiants
CBSSports.com "Tim Lincecum, the Giants' iconic starter-turned-reliever who came out of Game 2 after feeling sudden tightness, will be getting an MRI on Thursday on his lower back/left side region, according to sources connected to the team. No one with the Giants has said yet whether Lincecum will remain..." October 23
MLB.com "In each of the Giants' last two championship runs, Tim Lincecum has played hero. As a starter in 2010, he won four playoff games and logged 37 lights-out innings. In 2012, he made six appearances, five in relief, and contributed in every inning except the ninth as San Francisco captured another..." October 09
San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29
Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers.
San Francisco Gate "Anyone who understands the Giants in the last decade and a half knows the five starting pitchers must be the ones to take charge and lead them out of the darkness of the past two weeks and back to the promised land. On a cool, overcast afternoon at AT&T Park on Wednesday, Tim Lincecum..." June 26
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum has two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings with the Giants. Before Monday, Tyler Colvin had two plate appearances with San Francisco. Those two men, the Freak and the Fresno call-up, were the two main reasons the Giants put away Atlanta 4-2 in China Basin on Monday..." May 13
San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum didn't need much time to get past a bruise suffered in his final spring start, but the right-hander still might not be able to take the ball Thursday night. During an interview with KNBR on Wednesday morning, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said Lincecum might have food..." April 03
Lincecum has a left knee contusion, Giants say. X-rays negative.
Lincecum rented a warehouse this offseason, bought a portable mound and threw to friends. Said, "I feel strong. I'm pretty confident."
San Francisco Chronicle "Giants fans have showered Tim Lincecum with love and adulation throughout his time in San Francisco, through his Freakish highs and depressing lows. After he passed his physical and finalized a two-year, $35 million contract Friday, Lincecum said he did not want to leave with his two worst..." October 26
Lincecum said he thought about playing for Mariners and believes that is an opportunity he'd like to explore, but later in his career.
Lincecum said he thought about playing for Mariners and believes that is an opportunity he'd like to explore, but later in his career.
Oakland Tribune "Tim Lincecum and the Giants agreed to a two-year deal on Tuesday pending a physical. Lincecum a two-time Cy Young Award winner was set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the World Series. The 29-year-old was 10-14 last season with a 4.37 ERA and threw his first career no-hitter. After..." October 23
CBSSports.com "The San Francisco Giants made Tim Lincecum a two-year offer that was declined as Comcast Bay Area reported. And Lincecum may indeed hit the free-agent market as was also suggested. However a conclusion widely drawn elsewhere that he's going to try for a longer deal elsewhere is only..." October 20
CSN Bay Area "The Giants have made overtures to right-hander Tim Lincecum about a new contract but sources indicate that the two-time Cy Young Award winner expects to solicit offers on the open market. Lincecum can become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the World Series. The Giants have..." October 18
San Jose Mercury News "The Giants made their first big offseason move before the season even ended agreeing on a five-year deal with right fielder Hunter Pence. But don't expect Pence's deal to change the mindset of the other big name on the offseason to-do list. Right-hander Tim Lincecum said the Pence deal doesn't..." September 29
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tim Lincecum had one no-hitter under his belt coming into Thursday’s series finale with the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park and he wound up coming awfully close to throwing another. The Brewers managed just one hit over eight innings against Lincecum a leadoff double in the third inning by Juan..." August 08
CSN Bay Area "There will be many reasons for Tim Lincecum to seek a fresh start in free agency. He won’t have to compare every start good or bad to his compiled history as a Giant good or bad. He won’t deal with the insanely high expectations. He can go home to Seattle or someplace else and while he’ll..." August 04
#sfgiants feeling Javier Lopez goes by deadline pretty much no shot they trade Lincecum or Pence
MLB.com "Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated that Tim Lincecum will stay put for the rest of the season. And the right-hander couldn't be happier. "I've always had a great time here and I hope to see it go further," Lincecum said Thursday after the Giants held a light workout at AT&T..." July 19
CBSSports.com "Giants no-hit pitcher Tim Lincecum has a limited no-trade list that does not include the Tigers or Red Sox, two teams expected to seek closers before the trade deadline this month. But several baseball executives still see a trade of Lincecum and simultaneous switch of jobs from starter to..." July 18
Fox Sports "The Freak. The two Cy Young Awards. The 2010 World Series title. The regression. The frustration. The worries about his delivery and durability. The temporary move to the bullpen in last year’s playoffs. The World Series resurgence. Another championship. Then another decline, with a 5.12 ERA at..." July 15
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum was not thinking straight. His body was swimming in adrenaline that made him go, go, go, pitch after pitch, 148 in all. When Yonder Alonso hit the easy fly to left that ended the 15th no-hitter in Giants history Saturday night, Lincecum was ready to pitch some more. Buster Posey..." July 14
San Francisco Chronicle "Whatever you want to call the past three weeks for the Giants - feel free to use "hell" in your description - it began with two homely losses in Toronto. The fielders played hacky sack with the baseball and the Jays outscored them 21-9. The Rogers Centre and its turf field might as well have..." June 05
San Francisco Chronicle "As the Giants began batting practice Monday, Tim Lincecum threw his normal between-starts bullpen session and looked healthy, which manager Bruce Bochy was happy to see. During Saturday's wild celebration after Angel Pagan's game-ending, inside-the-park home run, Lincecum apparently landed on a..." May 28
San Francisco Chronicle "The good vibes from the good ol' days were back at China Basin. Fans cheered Tim Lincecum's every move, even the simple ones. Taking the mound. Walking off the mound. He put down a sacrifice bunt, and fans reacted as if he'd hit a home run. Maybe it was because it was Little League Day (kids will..." May 13
San Francisco Chronicle "In Start One last week Tim Lincecum walked seven and won. In Start Two on Tuesday night he walked three in a five-run inning, including the pitcher, and got away with a no-decision. He must be living right. The same goes for the Giants, who roared back from two four-run deficits and beat the..." April 10
San Francisco Chronicle "Every season-opening series is overhyped. Toss in the defending World Series champs facing a $230 million team and you have a full-blown extravaganza, with Tim Lincecum's debut adding another layer of buzz. Now that it's done, and the hype machine is unplugged, the faithful can see it for what..." April 04
San Francisco Chronicle "The combination of lime juice and so-called "mystery mud" seems to be working for Tim Lincecum, who took another step Tuesday night in his beat-the-blister crusade. Lincecum is banking on more of the same in the 20 days before his season debut. Making his first Cactus League appearance after..." March 13
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum was the scheduled starter for Saturday's game but instead threw a simulated game in the morning to test the blister on his right middle finger. He threw 32 pitches and said afterward that it gave him no trouble. Both Lincecum and manager Bruce Bochy said the right-hander would start..." March 10
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum took a major step toward getting back into games Thursday when he played long toss with Barry Zito and threw 25 to 30 pitches off the mound, reporting that his blistered middle finger felt fine. "Today was all good news, and it's probably going to get better with more time," Lincecum..." March 08
Tim Lincecum scratched from today’s start with blister on middle finger; Yovani Gallardo to miss Sunday’s start with groin strain.
Contra Costa Times "For the second time in six days, Tim Lincecum was scratched from a scheduled start because of a blister on his right middle finger. Lincecum had been scheduled to face the Cleveland Indians on Thursday in what would have been his second start of the spring. Instead he will throw on flat ground,..." March 07
San Francisco Chronicle "Nobody understands how pesky and intrusive finger blisters can be more than Tim Lincecum, who has had more than his share. He has one now and wants to get rid of it before it really hampers his ability to pitch. To that end, Lincecum skipped what would have been his second Cactus League start..." March 03
San Francisco Chronicle "The more distance he logs from 2012, the more forthcoming Tim Lincecum becomes about how bad he felt mentally, physically and mechanically, struggles that began in spring training and did not vanish until late in the year. Honesty becomes easier not only with time, but improvement. Despite..." February 27
McCovey Chronicles "You knew this was coming. You vowed not to fall for it. Now look at you. You're weak. I am too. Because when I read this ... ... my little heart went pitter-patter. What if there were a magic wand that could make Lincecum the Cy Young winner of seasons past? What if he's even better? What..." February 26
San Francisco Chronicle "In a mild surprise, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that his tentative regular-season rotation has Tim Lincecum third and Ryan Vogelsong fifth, unexpected because of their respective 2012 seasons. Bochy would not divulge why he has Lincecum ahead of Vogelsong. Instead, he reiterated his feeling..." February 23
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum looked fluid and kept his fastball down in his first bullpen session of spring training Wednesday. In fact, this was Lincecum's first time on a mound since Game 3 of the World Series, and he admitted he was pumped as he threw to Buster Posey. "It's just the feeling of being on the..." February 14
CSN Bay Area "When a Giants fan asked Buster Posey what position he’d like to play other than catcher, the former Florida State closer offered a sly smile. “I’d like to try it out on the bump and see what I have,” Posey said. OK, Tim Lincecum. Same question. “To be honest, when I was a kid, I always..." February 10
San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum is in search of a fresh start, and the journey began in a barber's chair. Gone are the famously long locks that whipped around Lincecum's head during his windup and would be soaking wet midway through his starts. Lincecum showed up at AT&T Park on Friday with a short, neatly styled..." February 09
San Francisco Chronicle "A young philosophy professor? A high-tech hipster nerd? Elvis Costello? Mr. Peabody's friend Sherman? That was Friday's fun question: Who did Tim Lincecum look like with his new short hair and faux glasses? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Harry Potter? But behind the fun is a serious question..." February 09
San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum almost fits in with the rest of the Giants relievers. He's missing it by a whisker. "Timmy's got the long, wacky hair on the top of his head, not on his face," closer Sergio Romo pointed out. With everything else, though, Lincecum has the makings of a bullpen ace -- even if..." October 28