The volume of dialogue has increased between the Giants and Matt Cain's representatives as Friday's deadline edges near, sources tell Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. While the deadline of Friday has been characterized as soft, the pitcher would like talks to be wrapped up prior to the Giants' Opening Day.
Sources tell Baggarly that Cain's camp has not shown any signs of lowering their asking price. It's believed that five years and $100MM is the floor in negotiations and it's not known if the Giants have even offered that much. In a chat with fans on Thursday, CEO Larry Baer insisted the club was not making "lowball" offers to the 27-year-old.