The Giants will make Matt Cain the highest-paid right-hander in baseball history with a five-year, $112.5 million extension. Is Cain worth the cash?
pasinpman: "Anyone saying they overpaid. What do you think Cain would've gotten on the open market?"
gomichst8: "Cain is the highest paid RHP in baseball history?? I mean - higher than any of the other All Stars? I think he's a very good pitcher, but highest in history?? Come on....they didn't learn their lesson with Zito"
DuzzOne878: "Dodger fan here.. Congratss to yall, that was a huge signing, cause if you didnt sign him, we might have stole him.."
DodgerSteve27: "Giants are either going to become a big payroll team (140-150 mil per year payroll; Giants are usually in the 100-120 range) or they are going to have spent way too much money on 2 players, and the rest of the team will suffer. Giants fans better hope your owner is willing to fork over more cash in the future, cause 2 pitchers alone wont be enough to compete."
wousmotre: "Timmy isn't going anywhere. Giants have a ton of money as they sold out every game last season. Zito's contract is up when timmy becomes a free agent. No worries at all. Great signing. Matty deserves it. "
hardballjas: "$127.5 mill for a very good but not great starting pitcher? Wow, Giants, wow. Felix Hernandez must be licking his chops right about now... "