MATT CAIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cain feels good after debut; searching for mechanics

Giants right-hander Matt Cain sounded content after his Cactus League start Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, though he yielded a pair of runs and three hits in two innings. The Giants outlasted the Cubs, 8-6.
Via Giants.com
3 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: four players to watch during spring training

The San Francisco Giants arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, eager to get back to work and redeem themselves after a tough end to their 2016 postseason run. The Giants have a number of unanswered questions to address during Cactus League competition as players will be battling for roster spots at various positions. The fifth spot in the starting rotation, a starter at third...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cain faces challenge for starting rotation spot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Cain is facing a competition for the fifth spot in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation. ''Good,'' the 32-year-old right-hander said Monday when pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. ''Let's go with it. It's good competition. Let's all compete for it, that's fine with me. I know those guys are geared up for it and I'm up for the...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cain is almost certainly going to be the fifth starter

It will be billed as a battle for the last spot in the rotation, but Cain is the overwhelming favorite. The Giants want Matt Cain to win the fifth starter’s job in spring training. This was a logical guess at the start of the offseason, it was the logical guess a couple weeks ago, and it’s a confirmed position now. From a Reddit AMA with GM Bobby Evans: (Ty Blach’s chances...
Via McCovey Chronicles
12 days ago

San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain Finally Finds a Stride Only to Pull a Hamstring

Matt Cain was finally showing signs of his former excellence for the San Francisco Giants’ pitching rotation after a slow start to the season. He managed two wins in his last two appearances on the mound by averaging a 1.50 ERA and five strikeouts in six innings. Cain was prepared to add another in the Giants’ road series opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday May 27th...
Via The Sports Journal
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain fighting worst season-start of his career

A numbers guy could realistically take tonight being the turn around for struggling right handed starter, Matt Cain, as he looks to find a smooth path to a prosperous groove. The Giants are set to host the Colorado Rockies—a club Cain has success against— at AT&T Park. However, Cain cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Keeping his pitch count per inning low is of supreme...
Via The Sports Journal
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded, but more along the lines of a “what if” scenario. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective and made up solely of notable names. A player can be deemed...
Via The Sports Post
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cain, other Bay Area sports figures top water wasters list

It appears that not even those in the Bay Area sports bubble can escape the ramifications of excess water use during California’s ongoing drought.The San Jose Mercury News reported on Friday that a handful of notable area sports figures, including San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, made a “thousand-name list” of water wasters, released by the East Bay Municipal Utilities...
Via Yardbarker
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cain Takes First Step in Recovery From Arm Injury

Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 4, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) On Tuesday, Giants’ starter Matt Cain took the first step in his rehab from a flexor strain injury, throwing 25 times from a distance of 60 feet. It may not seem like much...
Via The Sports Journal
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cain’s health a giant key to San Francisco’s success

The San Francisco Giants are one of the most remarkable stories of the past 6 years in baseball.  In 2010, the Giants won their first world series since moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958 and first championship since 1954.  They followed that campaign up with two additional championships in 2012 and 2014. Indeed, only the Red Sox have experienced this type of success...
Via The Outside Corner
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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