2011’s biggest free agent catch will probably be Tim Lincecum.

Then again. it might not be. More on that inside.

San Francisco signed “The Freak” to a two-year, $23 million contract prior to the 2010 season.

That’s great and all; it kept him from becoming a free agent after this year, which probably prevented the Giants from shopping him at the trade deadline, which would have crushed their World Series chance.

Yet, that also means he’ll be a free agent after next year. Trouble could be on the horizon for the newly crowned world champs.

As far as the rest of MLB, is Lincecum the best player available after next season? Here are five reason saying yes, five saying no, and an overall analysis.

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