8. Tim Lincecum
What happened to The Freak? That’s the question many baseball fans are asking themselves after watching Tim Lincecum — a two-time Cy Young winner — fall off in a big way last season. Lincecum eventually did OK in a relief role for the Giants, but the World Series champs expect more out of the 28-year-old. In fact, a bounce-back year could be the difference for the Giants, who will be forced to compete with the revamped Dodgers in the NL West. Lincecum is also playing for his next contract this season, so that’s something to keep in mind.