The Giants can talk all they want about how hard they’re trying to sign Matt Cain to a contract extension, but Cain says that they have less than a week to get it done:
Cain reiterated Opening Day is “cutoff” for contact talks. Said Sabean feels the same way.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 30, 2012
I can’t think of any reason on Earth why Cain should take anything other than a $100 million offer from the Giants right now. He’s way too attractive a free agent candidate next winter, and with team values shooting through the roof as a result of new TV deals everywhere, you have to figure that some GMs and owners will start handing out ridiculous contracts.