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Sabean compared Lincecum to Phillies slugger Ryan Howard, who won $10 million in an arbitration hearing before the 2008 season.
While Sabean has vowed not to trade Lincecum or fellow All-Star pitcher Matt Cain, he said he might consider dealing a pitcher to acquire a powerful bat.
"We all have the same thing in mind -- let's get back to postseason and the World Series," Bochy said.
San Francisco hopes to bring back second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who was acquired in a trade with the Pirates on July 29 but was limited to 25 games because of injuries. The 31-year-old Sanchez was hindered by a shoulder injury, then underwent surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Bochy knows a lot can be built from this year's success with emerging players, even if there are many changes this offseason. Infielder Rich Aurilia and right fielder Randy Winn aren't likely to return, and catcher Bengie Molina appears headed for free agency.
"If anybody deserves credit for this year's turnaround it's these two people, Brian and Bruce," Neukom said. "The encouraging thing is we think we're back to playing baseball the way it ought to be played."
Bochy and Sabean are still in the process of evaluating the coaching staff, and there could be some changes there.
The 54-year-old Bochy went 143-181 in his first two seasons as Giants skipper but showed improvement in 2009 with a mixture of veterans and young players.
After managing the San Diego Padres for 12 seasons, Bochy was hired by San Francisco in October 2006 to replace Felipe Alou.
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