- According to Jon Heyman, the Giants are trying to lock up Tim Lincecum this offseason on a long-term deal of at least four years. Extending Matt Cain seems like the Giants’ top priority, though oddly enough, the Giants’ focus is “as much or more” on Lincecum. Heyman speculates that this is because Lincecum is a) a “bigger star,” and b) more of a threat to leave San Francisco.
- Pete Abe of the Boston Globe tweets that the Giants didn’t send anybody to the GM meetings, though according to Mark Gonzalez (Chicago Tribune), that’s not correct: Dick Tidrow and Bobby Evans are both there.
- Around the NL West: Mark Ellis and the Dodgers agreed to a two-year deal; Mark Kotsay and the Padres agreed to a one-year deal; the Diamondbacks are looking for starting pitching; and the Padres aren’t in on Heath Bell (though he has generated a lot of interest).
- Bay Area Sports Guy makes the case against signing Carlos Beltran, citing his price tag and durability (or lack thereof).
- McCovey Chronicles, meanwhile, looks at veterans that could actually make sense for the Giants.