Several reports have said that the Giants have offered a three-year, $37 million deal to pitcher Tim Lincecum as the two-time Cy Young Award winner’s arbitration hearing approaches on Friday.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Lincecum’s camp has countered with a deal for more than $40.
Neither side has confirmed those numbers, and the Giants are only saying that talks are “ongoing.”
It is encouraging that the two sides are talking and there’s a good chance this will get resolved. The question is how much more than $40 is the Lincecum camp talking about. But one would have to think the the two sides are now about as far apart on a three-year deal as they were with the one-year deal that will be decided Friday in arbitration.