SF Giants Rumors: Jerry Crasnick Chimes In On Cain’s Contract

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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1 Comment

  • Bill T4 says:


    I have absolutely no data for this, but it doesn’t stop me from having a strong opinion!