He has been called “The Freak,” “The Franchise” and “Big Time Timmy Jim.”  No matter what you call him, Tim Lincecum has burst onto the scene over the past three and a half years like no other pitcher in Giants history.

Is Tim Lincecum one of the top five pitchers in Giants history?

To answer this question, we must take a look at a long and storied franchise, dating back to their days in New York. 

In this article, I will look at the top five pitchers in the days of the New York Giants and also the top five pitchers in San Francisco Giant history.

We will then narrow down that list to come up with our top five of all time.

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