Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tells SF Giants Rumors that he thinks Matt Cain got a great deal for himself (5/yr extension, $112.5 million on top of the $15 million he gets this year). Crasnick pointed out that Jered Weaver recently signed a 5-year, $85 million deal with the Angels.
“Cain probably could have gotten a 6 or even a 7 year deal on the open market. But when you look at the average annual value of the contract, that wasn’t much of a sacrifice on his part,” says Crasnick.
However, Crasnick does wonder about the long-term ramifications for Tim Lincecum and the team payroll.
He also brings up a very good question, and I will let you guys answer it! Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!
“How many contracts of this magnitude can they afford to give out?”
~King of Cali (Steven)
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