Giants Attempting To Extend Matt Cain

While we heard earlier today that the Giants are more focused on a long-term extension for Tim Lincecum than fellow starter Matt Cain, team president Larry Baer says the club is trying to lock up Matt Cain as well, tweets's Jon Heyman. Heyman adds that the Giants may prefer deals of approximately four years.

Here are a few other items of interest from the National League West:

  • The Padres are preparing for the Rule 5 draft with some minor moves. They've requested waivers on Alberto Gonzalez, according to's Corey Brock (Twitter link), and will remove Jeremy Hermida from the roster later in the week, according to Dan Hayes of the North County Times (via Twitter).
  • Rusty Ryal signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks after having spent a year in Japan, reports Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter).
  • The Rockies met with Milton Bradley's agents today, tweets Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

46 Responses to Giants Attempting To Extend Matt Cain Leave a Reply

  1. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Why Rockies Why????? Not Bradley!!!!

    • it’s a minor league deal. If he doesn’t play well he gets cut. Simple

      • Even a minor league deal for Bradley is idiotic, that guy should be washing windshields in downtown Portland at stoplights.

        • PandaExpress48 4 years ago

          Or selling oranges at a freeway onramp…

          • AndreTheGiantKiller 4 years ago

            I respect the guys who wash windows more than I do Bradley. At least they have work ethic and aren’t totally nuts…

        • Pete 4 years ago

          He’s made over 50 million dollars playing baseball, I think he won at life no matter how big a psycho he is.

  2. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Oh wow, why stoop so low. I’d even take Hermida over Bradley at this point. Come on Colorado.

  3. So glad Milton is off the books for us. 

  4. 5_tool_MiLB_fool 4 years ago

    Ok Rockies, we know you want mental toughness in your clubhouse, but milton bradley is just pushing that

  5. They want to extend Cain, but will they be…Able?

    • iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

      I can’t even tell you how much I wish I had thought to say this first.

    • RepOak 4 years ago

      Or would they want to, Cain is a Cy Young winner in any team that hits, easy.

      • but he is a World Series champ on the Giants.  WINNING!

        • On a Giants team that got hot at the end of the season and COULD hit, not the 2011 Giants that couldn’t hit off of a tee.

          • on a team that won the World Series after 162 games of regular season play…WINNING!

          • Dave 4 years ago

            This is true, being the worst World Series winner in recent history is still a team with a ring.  

          • Because this is purely hypothetical (and for fun), since 2000 I would bet the 2010 Giants would have beaten: 2006 Cardinals, 2003 Marlins, 2002 Anaheim Angels

            I’m torn about the 2005 White Sox (maybe not, very similar to 2010 Giants) & 2004 Red Sox (pitching was good but no depth & offense was good not great; 2010 Giants pitching dominated every offense)

          • Dave 4 years ago

            All that’s fine, but it was one of the most boring series, it was one of the least watched series, and now we have to see Brian Wilson in Taco Bell commercials.   That’s not a good thing at all.   
             And in all fairness, I’m a Cardinals fan and I’d say the 2006 Cardinals were one of the worst teams to somehow win a World Series that I’ve ever seen.  Then the 2010 Giants came around and made winning a Series look even more boring.  

          • As a baseball fan, you know “boring” is a subjective term.  2010 Giants are one of the best pitching staffs created in the era of modern baseball (arguably the best), something as a cardinal fan w/ LARussa you should appreciate since he is the godfather of modern pitching staffs and long, drawn out games.  

            It was boring because they were so dominant, not boring because they were so bad. They bum-rushed the Rangers & Phils.

            Not trying to belittle you but c’mon….

          • SFrush90 4 years ago

            A 2011 team that couldn’t hit that didn’t have Pablo, Freddy, and Posey for a full season and still took it to the last weekend of the season. By having a full season of those three it’ll be hard for your team to repeat.

          • They didn’t exactly “take it to the last weekend,” numerically they weren’t eliminated until the last week, but the only way they could have won the division or Wild Card would have been for 3 other teams to lose the remaining 7-10 games while the Giants won those 7-10 games.  The playoff hopes for the Giants ended in early September, regardless of when they were actually eliminated.

        • RepOak 4 years ago

          He is 69-73 in his career, so no he is NOT winning. It’s a shame, at this rate he will be lucky if he gets to 200 wins. Why would he stay on a mediocore team when he can go to a Yankee, redsox, ect. and probably get 20 wins a year and make the playoffs. I’m sure lincecum is thinking the same thing. Hence why he only wants 1-2 yr contracts.

          • Reaper87 4 years ago

            Cain also loves being out of the spotlight and lives in a nice neighborhood in SF being under-the-radar. If he goes after big money anywhere else, that is over

          • The Giants just won the World Series, so yes he is WINNING.  That’s the great thing about baseball, it isn’t open to conjecture or hypothesis .  There’s a bottom line and the bottom line is the Giants recently won the World Series. 

            That is not mediocre, that is Science.

            In 2011 they followed it up just a little short of the playoffs this year despite 2 of their better hitters out for the year in Posey & Sanchez.

          • SFrush90 4 years ago

            I feel as bad as the next guy for Cain, but I wouldn’t call them a “mediocre team”. Considering they didn’t have 3 of their top hitters for a full season, it really took a toll on their run production. Having them back healthy will give a good boost to runs scored. By no means will they be a power house in the hitting department, but they’ll have enough for this pitching staff.

    • SFrush90 4 years ago

      Man, I’ve never heard that one before.

    • sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

      if they raised a little cain, they should be able :)

  6. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Cain 4/60, Timmy 4/80?

    • Amish_willy 4 years ago

      more likely Cain 5/90m, Timmy 5/125

      • John 4 years ago

        More like 6-8 years.

      • 55saveslives 4 years ago

        Timmy said he only wants 2-3 years.  Although, it would be hard to turn down 25 a year.

      • bblh 4 years ago

        I doubt Cain or Tim will want to do 4 yr contracts, but if it’s shorter than 6-8 years, the Giants are going to have to really pay up.  Lincecum at 5/125 sounds close, but Cain at 5/90 would be a great deal for the Giants.

  7. Exposfan 4 years ago

    Attempting is the key word here..

  8. johnsilver 4 years ago

    I feel so bad about Hermida. All the talent in the world, yet tries to pull every thing that is thrown to him and has never figured it out.

    One day perhaps he will get it through his head that an outside FB you go the other way with and develop into the average + OF that most thought he would be.

    Someone will take a flyer on him and give him a shot this spring, try to beat it into his head once again.

  9. Joey E 4 years ago

    Cain is a lifer, Lincecum is a goner IMO.
    maybe not right away, but i think he’ll end up leaving

  10. bleedrockiepurple 4 years ago

    Milton Bradley???? If there one guy who goes completely against anything the Rox stand for its Milton Bradley. I don’t give a damn what sort if contract that man would receive. I don’t even want to see him sitting in the seats at Coors as a fan let alone on the ball club.

  11. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 4 years ago

    I hope they do lock up Cain for 4 more years.

  12. northsfbay 4 years ago

    Did I read that right? Rookies talking to Milton Bradley’s agent. As a Giants fan I hope the Rockies sign Milton Bradley.

  13. chee1rs 4 years ago

    no risk here

  14. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Timmy said he wants a shorter contract because he doesn’t like the pressure of living up to a long contract with big money.

  15. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    he’s been listening too much to barry zito

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