The absolute last thing Tim Lincecum needed to do was lose weight.
“Obviously, this is easy to say now because he was doing well when I was there,” said Molina, 37, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner. “His demeanor was always: ‘I’m going after you no matter what.’”
In addition to the four-time All-Star selection’s fleeting bravado, Molina agrees with scouts that Lincecum’s diminishing velocity and command have prevented him from overwhelming hitters.
“His fastball was really, really nasty. It ran like a sinker but not necessarily down,” Molina said.