Giants right hander Matt Cain has just signed a 5 year worth 112 million dollars. Cain made the all-star team last season combining a 2.88 ERA along with 12 wins. Cain is one of the better pitchers in baseball and I think this was a very smart move.
The Giants have agreed on terms with ace pitcher Tim Lincecum on a two year 40 million dollar contract. He turned down a five year 100 million dollar contract on Monday saying, “I either want 8 years or more or 2year or less”. Lincecum won back to back Cy Young awards in 2008 and 2009. And in 2010 won his only World Championship. If Lincecum agreed to the 8 year deal would that have forced Matt Cain out of San Francisco? If so would you think it would be better to have Lincecum or Cain? In my opinion Cain has better stuff and is built to last longer though Lincecum is currently one of baseballs better pitchers i expect Matt Cain to have a better future full of Cy Youngs and other awards. If i were starting a team and i had to pick one of the two i would pick Cain.