3:24 AM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
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Giants spring training Day 11: Blach has shown versatility

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bruce Bochy announced a slight tweak to the spring schedule on Thursday: Matt Cain won't follow Madison Bumgarner on the mound in the opener; he'll likely start the second game, with Ty Blach backing him up.The Giants have made no secret of the fact that Cain is the perfect-world pick to be the fifth starter this season. Is there a world where Blach could still be in the big leagues?"Sure, I could see that," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Around the Foghorn Feb 17, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain Working His Way Back to Rotation

Baseball is back in full force with pitchers and catchers reporting this week. As Spring Training begins, questions come about on what to look for in the San Francisco Giants 2017 season. Will Mac Williamson or Jarrett Parker be in left field? Will Christian Arroyo finally make his debut at AT&T Park? But, probably one […] San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain Working His Way Back to Rotation - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Feb 14, 2017

The San Francisco Giants Love Each Other: Valentine’s Day Special

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to reminisce on the love that has been shared throughout the San Francisco Giants clubhouse. The Giants have had their share of bromances, and what better day to celebrate those love affairs than today. Muah!   Matt Cain, Jeremy Affeldt and Madison Bumgarner What a group. Interesting to […] The San Francisco Giants Love Each Other: Valentine’s Day Special - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sacramento Bee Feb 13, 2017

Giants' Cain faces challenge for starting rotation spot

Matt Cain is facing a competition for the fifth spot in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation. "Good," the 32-year-old right-hander said Monday when pitchers and catchers reported for spring …

Giants’ Cain stoked for strange fifth-starter competition

Matt Cain's future not only with the Giants, but in baseball, could hinge on whether this veteran of 323 major-league games, playoffs included, can reclaim a spot in the rotation thi spring by outperforming a rising Ty Blach, Tyler Beede, or perhaps even swingman Albert Suarez. Let's go with it, Cain said forcefully Monday as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Asked about transitioning to relief if he does not win the job, Cain said just as forcefully, "I think the bullpen is always a possibility for anyone, but that's not where I plan on being." Manager Bruce Bochy has...
McCovey Chronicles Feb 13, 2017
Matt Cain is almost certainly going to be the fifth starter

Matt Cain is almost certainly going to be the fifth starter

It will be billed as a battle for the last spot in the rotation, but Cain is the overwhelming favorite. The Giants want Matt Cain to win the fifth starter’s job in spring training. This was a logical guess at the start of the offseason, it was the logical guess a couple weeks ago, and it’s a confirmed position now. From a Reddit AMA with GM Bobby Evans: (Ty Blach’s chances of starting) really depends on the performance of other guys in camp, particularly Matt Cain. Our hope is that Matt takes that 5th spot, but Blach is a good option otherwise. This is for a lot of reasons, I’m...
CSN Bay Area Feb 13, 2017

Cain ready to compete for fifth starter spot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Madison Bumgarner has the same memory as many of the Giants who checked into spring training Monday morning. On his first ever day in big league camp, eight years ago, Bumgarner met Matt Cain.He made a point of coming up to me to speak, Bumgarner recalled.

Giants notes: Pence’s minor injury, Cain vs. Blach, Bonds and more

The Giants will open spring training Monday with no serious injuries, team officials said, but Hunter Pence will be brought along slowly after he a minor side injury during his winter workouts. Pence said he “should be ready to go” for the first position-player workout, though maybe not for the Feb. 24 Cactus League opener. Bochy said Matt Cain is fully healthy and will compete with Ty Blach and perhaps Tyler Beede for the fifth spot in the rotation, but general manager Bobby Evans said, “We have to give Matt a nod relative who what he’s accomplished.” Brandon Crawford said he...
Rotoworld Feb 10, 2017

Giants want Matt Cain to win No.5 spot - Matt Cain (S) San Francisco Giants

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Friday that there will be a competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, but in a perfect world Matt Cain would be Matt Cain and take that spot.
CSN Bay Area Feb 3, 2017

Posey, Melancon among Giants set for FanFest

SAN FRANCISCO -- The strange timing of this year's FanFest won't keep most of the Giants from attending. The entire lineup will be on hand next weekend at AT&T Park, with the exception of center fielder Denard Span. While Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Matt Cain will skip the event, the rest of the projected pitching staff is expected to attend. New closer Mark Melancon will fly out to San Francisco, along with Matt Moore, who was acquired in the middle of the 2016 season. First-yearcoaches Jose Alguacil and Phil Nevin are among the newcomers.

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