For a few years, Tim Lincecum was one of the most exciting players in baseball, a fireballing ace with long hair and an odd delivery. His fastball has petered out, however, and his struggles the past few seasons have made him something of a liability to the Giants. They're apparently counting on him turning it around, however, as the team signed him to a two-year, $35 million contract on Tuesday. The Giants listed re-signing Lincecum as one of their top priorities, but do they know something we don't?
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Lincecum's fastball rarely cracks 90 miles an hour these days, which limits his options and, consequently, his effectiveness.