ever-give-up-hope/”>seems to think a six-year, $120 million dollar deal is the right area code, but I wonder if that’s something the Giants will do. We all know how much of an
albatross the Zito deal has become. I don’t think the team would want to go beyond five years, regardless of the amount.
For that matter, as much as I think the world of Matt Cain, I wouldn’t want to go beyond five years for him, or any pitcher. Pitchers have such a higher risk of injury that it just doesn’t make sense to tie yourself up for so long, we’ve seen so many of those six and seven year mega-deals just destroy franchises.