It's about time we got the thread for the season going. Two games have already been played (And we have our first series split of the new year
) and the rest of the teams get going later this week.
I'm looking forward to this season mainly because I just love the time of opening day and the start of a new sport. As for the first big Giants news this week of the new season:
Matt Cain Staying a Giant
The Giants and Matt Cain have agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2017 season.
The deal, which supersedes Cain’s current contract, includes $112.5 million of new guaranteed money and a vesting option for 2018 that could bring the total value of the deal to $141 million.
It is the largest contract ever handed out to a right-handed pitcher and the second-largest contract for a pitcher who was not a free agent at the time. Cain, who would have been a free agent after this season, also got a full no-trade clause.
Good signing and this means we can put to rest all the Cain to the Dodgers talk that was starting last week because of the 2 billion dollar deal.
Other things I'm looking forward to this baseball season:
-Going to a few Giants games. Always love going to AT&T Park
-Marlins BallPark. Despite all the talk about the home run thing in center field, I still want to see the ball park looks like and I will have that chance Wednesday night.
-What's going to happen in the race for the west. Are the Giants legit and who is the surprise San Diego Padres from two years ago. I still think it's a race between SF and Arizona, but for some reason Colorado worries me with Tulo and CarGo as a very good one two punch.
-The always possibility that the Red Sox, Yankees, or/and Phillies miss the playoffs
-Timby's rants on the ineptitude that is the Chicago Cubs.
Happy Baseball Season Everyone.