Some positive news regarding one of the two Giant ace’s this evening as Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting that the San Francisco brass believe Matt Cain will be a Giant long term:
"Giants people are saying only that talks are “ongoing” with Cain, but there is said to be a fair amount of optimism they can keep Cain on a longterm deal for under $20 million a year. Cain already took one long team-friendly deal, but Lincecum, who has so far gone year to year, seems more likely to wind up with a two-year deal now rather than sign a contract into his free-agent years."
As I’ve made mention of before, Cain, unlike many other Giants has adopted San Francisco as his homebase – so his desire to keep his family here could very well trump a desire to test the free agent market. Heyman notes of Cain’s desire to remain in San Francisco in his piece as well.
"but word is that he badly wants to stay in San Francisco"
The feeling is mutal, Matt. Hope we see an extension before the season.