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Freaky Free Agent #55

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Don’t let this future hall of fame pitcher go to another team.
Tim Lincecum, aka, The Freak, is one of my favorite pitchers. He is currently a free agent and I think the Cubs should take a serious look at him.  A future HOF shoe-in, Lincecum is the epitome of elite.  Other pitchers would kill to equal what he has accomplished. He won back to back Cy Young awards in 2008 and 2009 and has helped his San Francisco Giants win three World Championships.  That’s right, three. How many pitchers can you name, who have struggled and then come back to pitch a no-hitter in consecutive years?  The Freak did, both against the Padres, in 2013 and 2014, proving that he’s still quite capable of dealing a knock-out punch. At the age of 31, he holds a lifetime ERA of .361, which is 19th among active pitchers.  
How can you not be impressed with an athlete, who, at only 5’11” and 170 lbs., has thrown some of the nastiest junk during his nine years in the majors?  It’s where his nickname comes from!  I n…