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 SI.com'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 MLB.com'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.


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46 Comments on "Giants Attempting To Extend Matt Cain"


WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

PandaExpress48
3 years 9 months ago

Or selling oranges at a freeway onramp…

AndreTheGiantKiller
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

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

philliesfan136
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

So glad Milton is off the books for us. 

3 years 9 months ago

by “us” do you mean the Dodgers, Cubs, Mariners, Expos/Nationals, Indians or A’s?

John
3 years 9 months ago

Stfu please.

3 years 9 months ago

I forgot the Padres…amazing what wakes you up in the middle of the night

5_tool_MiLB_fool
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

iamsynecdoche
3 years 9 months ago

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

RepOak
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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.

3 years 9 months ago

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

Dave
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months 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.  

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

Man, I’ve never heard that one before.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

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

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

Cain 4/60, Timmy 4/80?

Amish_willy
3 years 9 months ago

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

John
3 years 9 months ago

More like 6-8 years.

3 years 9 months ago

More like 9/215…oops…wrong thread…

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

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

bblh
3 years 9 months 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.

Exposfan
3 years 9 months ago

Attempting is the key word here..

johnsilver
3 years 9 months 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.

Joey E
3 years 9 months ago

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

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

He wants to challenge Steve Finley for playing on the most NL West teams.

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
3 years 9 months ago

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

northsfbay
3 years 9 months ago

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

chee1rs
3 years 8 months ago

no risk here

55saveslives
3 years 9 months 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.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

he’s been listening too much to barry zito