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Cole Hamels' new contract may be based on Matt Cain's six-year, $112.5 million contract extension with the Giants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
If the story of spring training wasn’t focused on injuries, it was focused on Cole Hamels. The Phillies know what they have to do, especially if they want a seamless transition to the next era of greatness that likely starts with players like Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Freddy Galvis. Signing Hamels is a must.
Last August, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver signed a five-year, $85 million contract which was the first stepping stone to a deal for Hamels and other pitchers in similar situations like Zack Greinke and Matt Cain. One of those pitchers cashed in yesterday. It was not Hamels.
Matt Cain signed a six-year, $112.5 million contract with the Giants, just days before spring training. It is the largest contract extension for a right-handed pitcher in major league history.
So now the bar has been set. Hamels is going to get at least fi...
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Phillies top Pirates in last exhibition game
The Phillies beat the Pirates Tuesday night, 7-2, to finish the spring training 14-16-4. (Gotta love all those ties.)
Placido Polanco’s three-run homer in the fifth inning was the difference. It was Polanco’s first homer of the exhibition season.
Freddy Galvis’ double was his 23rd hit of the preseason and his ninth extra-base hit...
Cole Hamels pitched four scoreless innings in his final tuneup before the regular season, Placido Polanco hit a three-run home run and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 Tuesday night in the final exhibition game.
Hamels gave up three hits, struck out five and retired the final nine batters.
Polanco provided the bulk of the offense with a blast off Tim...
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...
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...
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 is now official.
The Giants will pay Cain $15 million for 2012 (the salary under his...
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 [...]
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....
Two monster MLB contract extensions have been signed in the last 48 hours with key franchise players remaining put. First was Matt Cain reupping with the Giants on a 6 year $27 million contract & ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...