This is probably the least likely of our Christmas wishes, but I think its the best one and the most controversial.
The Detroit Tigers are looking for starting pitchers still and one not in the “Maserati” section.
Enter, Tim Lincecum. He hasn’t played in the bigs since 2016. But the 33-year old is looking ripped (although he always looked to be in better shape). Of course, nothing is set in stone at this point. But, he was seen working out, bulked up and is reportedly eyeing an MLB comeback.
This is after he seemingly just vanished into thin air.
If there wasn’t some truth to these rumors then that photo wouldn’t have ever surfaced.
Lincecum is only 33, he won two Cy Youngs before 25, by 27 he had been a four-time all-star. Then in 2016 he appeared to be done with baseball and the public eye after posting a 2-6 record with a 9.16 ERA, 5.4 BB/9, and 7.5 SO/9 over 38.1 innings with the Angels.
The Detroit Tigers are in rebuild mode, signing Lincecum is a relatively low-risk move for the Tigers. It’s a gamble but if Lincecum were to have a bounce-back year, it could bring the Detroit Tigers some prospects if they were to ship him away at the trade deadline or during the offseason.
Next up is our newest contributor, Nic Stevens. He is wishing for a bounceback from young left-hander Daniel Norris.