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Lincecum Eyeing Comeback

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Two time Cy Young Winner Tim Lincecum is eyeing a comeback in 2018. Lincecum who last pitched for the Angels in 2016 held a showcase for teams up in the Seattle area. Lincecum fastball was reported being between 90-93 mph by John Heyman MLB network insider. The 93 Mph was an upgrade from his 88 mph in 2016 when he pitched for the Angels. A scout who was at the workout reported that Lincecum was around the strike zone and is in great shape adding some muscle. It was reported that Lincecum had an offer from a major league team.

Lincecum who had his best years with the Giants from 2008 to 2011 were he posted a 62-36 record with a w 2.81 ERA, 10 k/9innings. Also in that time frame, Lincecum became the first pitcher ever to win back to back Cy Young awards. Lincecum helped lead the Giants tot there first World Series win since 1958 in 2010 against the Rangers. In his last year with the Angels Lincecum was not really good, he made 9 starts and posted a 9.14 ERA which is not good.

It would be nice to see Lincecum get back into baseball and pitch some good games whether it is starting or in relief. Lincecum is to good of a pitcher to go out like he did with the Angels. Hopefully, he can redeem his self from his later years and get some his early magic back.

 

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Yankees’ Luis Severino Alters Diet to Improve Late-Season Energy

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will be entering an important season as he tries to prove that he is a legit ace for a team that bolstered it’s starting rotation this offseason.

And that means a change in his diet.

Severino has altered his diet, cutting a number of snacks, including his favorite twice-fried plantains, out of his diet in an effort to avoid late-season fatigue.

“It’s not easy, it’s tough” Severino said, according to ESPN’s Coley Harvey.

“When you are at the finish line and you feel like you need a little bit more than five days to be ready, you know that something’s going on,” Severino said.

Severino made the decision to change his diet following the Yankees’ Divisional Series lost to World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox.

“Even though I feel like he was certainly healthy, he probably dealt with some fatigue issues with being a young pitcher in this league, and for the second consecutive year kind of getting around that 200-inning standpoint,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

“But in a lot of ways, we saw the normal progression of a young star pitcher. And even though he had some struggles in the second half, he had some flashes where he pitched really well for us, righted the ship a little bit.”

Severino still could be the starter on Opening Day.

“I would say there’s a very good chance of that,” Boone said. “We hadn’t had those kind of conversations exactly yet. But my expectation is that he would be that guy.”

Severino noted that the diet change was hard.

“I hate eating vegetables,” Severino said.


Where I came from, we just eat anything we see in the fridge, fried and fast food,” Severino said. “But we’re eating more vegetables and stuff like that, and get your body going faster and then recover fast. So that’s my main stuff, focusing on my workouts and avoiding doing a lot of weights that maybe make me a lot more tired.”

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Yankees Keeping Tabs on Manny Machado

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Don’t completely count the New York Yankees out of the Manny Machado sweepstakes just yet, because they are simply playing the waiting game.

According to SNY.tv’s Andy Martino, the Yankees are keeping tabs on Machado with the hopes that a golden opportunity arises.

While they aren’t interested in Machado at shortstop, they would play him at third base and move Miguel Andujar to first base should they be able to haul in Machado.

While nothing is imminent, and even though the report states that a deal is unlikely, there is no counting the Yankees out of it just yet as Spring Training approaches.

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Athletics Sign Brett Anderson

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The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with left hander Brett Anderson, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Anderson is taking a physical on Tuesday.

Anderson pitched to the tune of a 4.48 ERA for the A’s last season.

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