Found April 02, 2012 on Fangraphs:
The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement today with right-handed starter Matt Cain that will keep Cain in orange and black at least through the 2017 season. Cain was entering the last year of his contract and had set an Opening Day-deadline for a contract extension with the Giants. That deal...

Matt Cain extended for 5 years and the Giants probably overpaid

Matt Cain and the Giants have just agreed to the largest deal ever for a right handed pitcher. The #SFGiants have signed Matt Cain to a 5 year extension through the 2017 season with a club/vesting player option for the 2018 season. — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) April 2, 2012 The team hasn't announced the exact figures of the deal but it has been reported...

Cain a Giant through 2017!

Good for you, Giants front office, and good for you Matt Cain! Looks like the new deal is a five year, $112.5MM deal. My calculator tells me that the average is $22.5MM a year-- no joke. And hey, he'll be worth every penny. Just look at all the other teams that would've given him the same money to pitch for them.In my last article, I made a point to talk about market value...

Matt Cain Strikes $110 MM Deal With San Francisco Giants.

The Giants are about to make a splash of their own. Following the news earlier, that the Reds are about to extend Joey Votto, the Giants are poised to extend Matt Cain for five years, $110 million. Matt Cain has been a very reliable pitcher in San Francisco and key to their winning the past few years, but this seems like an awful lot to give to the number two pitcher in your rotation...

San Francisco Giants sign Matt Cain to $112 mil extension

The San Francisco Giants made a huge investment in the future of their pitching rotation Monday, signing right-hander Matt Cain to an 5-year, $112.5 million extension. The extension will make Cain one of the highest paid pitchers in the Majors. Here are a few details courtesy of Eye On Baseball: Cain was set to make [...]

Giants 3, Athletics 2

Matt Cain's job stability is now in excellent shape for years to come. On Tuesday night, he pitched with a clear mind. Cain struck out six in five innings to cap an unbeaten spring, delivering in a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics a day after the two-time All-Star agreed to a $127.5 million, six-year contract that is the richest in baseball history for a right-hander....

MLB News: Matt Cain and Joey Votto Hit Mega Millions Jackpot

The country might be in dire economic shape, but don’t tell that to the San Francisco Giants or the low market Cincinnati Reds who both set new benchmarks player compensation. Lets start with Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain who is now the richest right-handed pitcher in baseball after he agreed to a five-year contract extension that will guarantee him $127.5 million dollars...

What Does Matt Cain's Contract Mean For Greinke?

Around baseball today, it was anything but a typical Monday, with two of the game's better players signing long-term deals with their clubs. Reds first baseman Joey Votto signed a 10 year deal worth $225 million running through 2023(!!!). Also, Giants right-hander Matt Cain inked a 5 year, $112.5 million deal with a vesting option for 2018.The Votto deal certainly affects the...

Joey Votto, Matt Cain Contract Extensions Could Have Huge Implications for Red Sox Going Forward

MLB teams continue to make it rain this offseason. Not only have Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder landed contracts in excess of $200 million, but Reds first baseman Joey Votto has reportedly surpassed that plateau with his contract extension and Matt Cain has become the richest right-hander in the history of baseball. Pujols and Fielder were expected to land such deals, but the extensions...

Matt Cain Signs for $127.5 million and Other Fun Facts

As reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants just inked starting pitcher Matt Cain to a $127.5 million contract extension through 2017. Cain's contract numbers set an all time record for right-handed pitchers in a multi-year deal, and will average $22.5 million a year.Matt Cain was scheduled to finish a three...

Giants to extend contract of Matt Cain

Looks like Matt Cain will be a San Francisco Giants for many years to come.  According to an official release by the San Francisco Giants, the team has signed CAin to a five-year extension.  The deal will guarantee the pitcher $112.5 million through 2017 with a vesting option for 2018. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds by Twitter, “Cain's new deal replaces old one. Six yrs...

Joey Votto and Matt Cain Off the Market

The sale of the Dodgers sent shock waves through the industry. The sale price is now supposedly 2.15 billion dollars. Magic Johnson’s group is open for business and they obviously targeted this coming offseason as a key to their resurgence. Players like Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke, Matt Cain, and Joey Votto were set to become free agents. Now, you can wipe two names...

The Baseball Show: 2012 Season Preview Show

Last night on The Baseball Show, I was joined by Mike Rosenbaum (Golden Sombrero/Bleacher Report) and M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage/Halo Hangout) for a fun edition of our podcast. It was the last show before the MLB regular season begins, so we spent a large portion of show discussing previewing different aspects of the league. Topics we discussed: -Joey Votto’s 10-year, $225...
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