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Matt Cain sets an Opening Day deadline for contract negotiations

Mar 30, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

The Giants can talk all they want about how hard they’re trying to sign Matt Cain to a contract extension, but Cain says that they have less than a week to get it done:


I can’t think of any reason on Earth why Cain should take anything other than a $100 million offer from the Giants right now. He’s way too attractive a free agent candidate next winter, and with team values shooting through the roof as a result of new TV deals everywhere, you have to figure that some GMs and owners will start handing out ridiculous contracts.

  1. - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    What’s with this will start stuff?

  2. eastcoastblows - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Sign the crack head already! dodgers suck! dodgers suck!

    • Gamera the Brave - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM


  3. loungefly74 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    please G-men…sign this guy ASAP!

  4. Gamera the Brave - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Not sure we can keep for $100M, might require and extra $10 or so. If Cain had ever gotten any run support, he might be more willing to stay, but Los Gigantes might need to soothe some frustration with a $10M balm. And a LOT of assurances that they are trying to improve the offense, which will be all the harder when they send Belt to Fresno later this week, in favor of Huff.
    Sabes better get on the stick on this one, or Cain will likely walk next year…

    • nogoodtomedead - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      I don’t know how much I buy into the run support argument. I know its gotta be frustrating- but it seems silly to think that if your signing a 5-6 year deal that you aren’t aware the line-up is going to change. Besides- with Sandoval, Posey, Belt there is at least a reason to be optimistic that help is on the way. Bottom line is that Cain’s agent has established what his market value is- and the Giants need to pay it- because he only gets more expensive as a free agent. Cain has no reason to leave- ATT is a great park for a pitcher, he seems to love the city, the fan base is great- if he leaves its for one reason- the Giants are being CHEAP. Make no mistake either- if he doesn’t sign by opening day he leaves via free agency. Give him what he want now- because I know the Giants and their suddenly thrifty ownership won’t over-pay for the FA market come next winter.

      • Gamera the Brave - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

        Really more of an ancillary motivation – didn’t mean to imply that the run support was the main motivator – I just think he has to have some frustration there…

  5. Gamera the Brave - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM


  6. gogigantos - Mar 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    sold out yard that you own,,,, sign him NOW and quit with the money pinching shit,, sign him NOW or sign off on some fans,,,,,, or win NOW,, that would help,,, absolutely no reason not to sign him now to 5 to 7 years,, do it you fools, most any other team in the league would, and you Giants are in a better spot than most to do so,, SIGN HIM NOW!! not a better pitcher ever to sign to the long 5-7 year deal at 20+,, just do it you greeeeeedy fools
    if not, I hope they all walk out and stop helping you pay for that yard you and the fans built without tax dollars,,,,,,, just asldfj;adsgha;oiua4ew o;uasjf sign the Cain, ,,,, please

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