Latest On Extension Talks For Lincecum, Cain

Ryan Vogelsong signed a minor league deal with the Giants exactly one year ago on his way to a breakout season. The 34-year-old pitched 179 2/3 innings with a 2.71 ERA, 7.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9  in 2012. The Giants liked what they saw and agreed to terms on a two-year, $8.3MM extension earlier this evening. Here's a look ahead to a couple of the Giants' other extension candidates via Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News

  • Tim Lincecum's agent said the Giants haven’t had dialogue with Lincecum in at least a month, Baggarly reports.
  • Giants VP of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans said the team hopes an arbitration hearing with Lincecum won't be necessary. "You do the best you can to find common ground, I remain optimistic we will," Evans said.
  • Evans said he has had "healthy, ongoing dialogue" with the representatives for Matt Cain about an extension, Baggarly reports. MLBTR’s Luke Adams looked ahead to a possible Cain extension last month.
  • Madison Bumgarner is also an extension candidate, as MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes explained.

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15 Comments on "Latest On Extension Talks For Lincecum, Cain"

3 years 7 months ago

Lincecum 4years/80mil
Cain 6years/90mil
Bumgarner 7years/40mil

3 years 7 months ago

If any of these deals were remotely reasonable, I’d be thrilled with them. Lincecum and Cain should both top $20M AAV.

3 years 7 months ago

No way Jose. Lincecum and Cain could get a lot more than that on the free agent market.

3 years 7 months ago

his name is Ed

3 years 7 months ago

lincecum will make more than what you have for him+what you have for Cain.  He’ll top CC money EASY. 

Jason Richards
3 years 7 months ago

Im willing to bet money the giants trade lincecum soon…

Jose Herrera
3 years 7 months ago

Since they beat my rangers i do not care about either one of them

3 years 7 months ago

Yet you commented on this article?

3 years 7 months ago

god i would hate to be a rangers fan..besides the a’s of course.

3 years 7 months ago

lol so did edwin jackson and chris carpenter :)

Jamie Sayer
3 years 7 months ago

He pitched IN THE FUTURE?! :O

3 years 7 months ago

I’m not surprised that they’re focusing on Vogelsong and Cain first, but I am surprised that they haven’t had any contact with Lincecum since the “8 years” suggestion.  They’be been sending signals since November that they would wait until just before the arbitration push this month to deal with Lincecum, and focus on the rest, but to go dark with Lincecum’s agents this long seems like a bit of message-sending that I hope doesn’t come back and bite them in the ass.

3 years 7 months ago

Timmy went thru this two years ago and  sounds like a guy who gets the business side of baseball.  He’s not worried about being pampered.  Besides if he wants to leave he will leave. 

3 years 7 months ago

I see Lincecum leaving and Cain staying. Cain will finish his career with 190 wins and 195 losses with a 2.80 ERA if he stays with the giants though. The dude is the unluckiest and most underated pitcher in baseball.

3 years 7 months ago

Going through arbitration 2 more times, could mean around 55 million if he doesn’t agree on a contract. He seems to understand the process more than other players, and wants to use that to his advantage. He might have to be traded soon…. where the yankees would be a good fit.