Yesterday, starting pitcher Tim Lincecum re-signed with the San Francisco Giants. Instead of hitting the open market, Lincecum agreed to a two year, $35 million dollar deal with the only team he’s ever played professionally with.
The Mets, and the 28 other teams in baseball, never had the chance to negotiate with Lincecum. To repeat, the Mets were never permitted to negotiate with Lincecum. To put it another way, he never hit free agency.
However, that didn’t prevent some Mets fans from lashing out. Perhaps they don’t know the rules, perhaps they just want to complain for the sake of it.
Here’s a few gems from Twitter:
— G.Mo. (@ItsYourBoyGMO) October 23, 2013
Mets will not pick up Lincecum. This better not be a sign of things to come this offseason
— Michael Nolan (@mnolan12) October 22, 2013
Here’s some more from the MetsBlog comments section:
• a day ago
Another one bites the dust. This much anticipated off-season “spending spree” is getting off to a helluva start.