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Raising Cain, Zito a shame

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webmaster | 04/04/12

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain just became the highest-paid righthander in baseball history. He signed a six-year, $127.5 million contract. Apparently, $127 million was a slap in the face and $128 million was far too exorbitant.

I love Cain. He’s tough, durable, always takes the ball and is a workhorse averaging 220 innings the past four seasons.

And he never calls out the Giants’ anemic offense that has given him abysmal run support throughout his career. He is an elite starting pitcher despite having a career record of 69-73. But again, when Cain is pitching, the Giants have made home plate as likely a destination as monks in Daytona Beach on Spring Break.

Now let’s talk about Mr. Barry William Zito for a moment, shall we? ...


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