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Matt Cain is in The Best Shape of His Life

Apr 2, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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This is the latest BSOHL I have ever witnessed, but this is an unequivocal case.

As we’ve noted, Matt Cain has set a Friday deadline for contract extension talks with the Giants. As recently as the other day he said that there was nothing really happening. Now Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that “the volume of dialogue has increased between the Giants and Cain’s representatives,” so there’s still a chance that a deal can be done.

Also, this:

Cain hasn’t let himself appear distracted on the mound this spring. In six Cactus League exhibitions, he was 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and had a 24-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Coaches and teammates remarked that Cain was in a consistently sunny mood and also appeared to be in the best shape of his career.

That probably justifies the $100 million+ Cain will be seeking in and of itself.

  1. stex52 - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    If he can still say that in September, then he should be in for a heck of a payday.

  2. Gamera the Brave - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Or, maybe, just do the extension NOWNOWNOWNOW!!!!!!!

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