The Mets will not send a scout to Tim Lincecum's workout on February 15 just outside of Seattle, according to Kevin Kernan of NY Post.
Lincecum, 33, had season-ending hip surgery in 2015 then had a 9.16 ERA in just 38.1 innings for the Angels the following season. He did not pitch for a professional organization in 2017.
According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, Lincecum is "throwing hard again," though he stopped short of mentioning a specific radar reading.
In his prime roughly a decade ago, he averaged 94 mph with his fastball. During his return in 2016, his fastball dipped to as low as 87 mph. Lincecum's prime was meteoric, a four year run in his mid-twenties.
From 2008-11, Lincecum won two Cy Young awards, made the All-Star team four times, had a sub-three ERA three times and had no fewer than 220 strikeouts each year. After 2011, his innings and strikeouts dropped while his ERA rose. He hasn't pitched a full season since 2014.
The Mets appear content not to take a flier on Lincecum's comeback. The team is rumored to be in the market for another starter, but someone more reliable than Lincecum. If not, they still have Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman.