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Raising Matt Cain · 1h ago

Spring Musings

Will Smith will not pitch for the Giants this season: Tommy John surgery looms for the lefty. Matt Moore, George Kontos, Derek Law, and Hunter Strickland are all TJS survivors. I've always w...
Raising Matt Cain · 2W ago

Things to get excited about for 2017

The return of Giants baseball from winter hibernation is certainly exciting enough, don't you think? But there are some specific things about the 2017 Giants that I'm feeling stoked about. F...
Raising Matt Cain · 1M ago

Raising Matt Cain

Almost 2000 innings pitched. Over 300 starts. Twelve seasons in orange-and-black. First-round pick out of high school. Youngest player in the bigs on his debut. A brace of rings. 31 career W...
Raising Matt Cain · 2M ago

Old and New

The Giants dipped a toe into the Asian baseball market by signing Korean free agent Jae-gyun Hwang to a minor-league deal. He's a slugging 3B/SS type, is 29 years young, and has ten seasons ...
Raising Matt Cain · 2M ago

Closure

Santiago Casilla pitched brilliantly for the San Francisco Giants for seven years and was a key part of a dominant bullpen that helped nail down three World Series titles. Check out the bWAR...
Raising Matt Cain · 3M ago

"Competitive Balance"

The Giants have reached new heights:Dodgers, $31.8MM tax billYankees, $27.4MMRed Sox, $4.5MMTigers, $4MMGiants, $3.4MMCubs, $2.96MMNo more small-time for this outfit! Yes, our beloved orange...
Raising Matt Cain · 3M ago

. . . and Chris Heston is not

The right-hander was traded this evening for a Player To Be Named Later. I suppose this move makes a spot on the 40-man for Mark Melancon. Adios, Chris Heston. Thanks for suiting up in San F...
Raising Matt Cain · 3M ago

Apparently, Mark Melancon is a Giant

Mark Melancon.  I read $62 mil, 4 years, a record for closers, but probably not for long.
Raising Matt Cain · 4M ago

Golden Trio

I'll admit I'm not a big fan of awards but I'm happy for three Giants--Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, and Joe Panik--who were awarded the Gold Glove. The Giants had a good club this season ...
Raising Matt Cain · 4M ago

Cubs Win

Game Seven was not what I expected but was a spectacular contest nonetheless and the Cubs prevailed in 10 innings, 8-7. It was as exciting and dramatic as you could have hoped for a champion...