As mentioned before, LaBumbos just sold for a huge sum which makes every team in the league more valuable and suddenly has everyone in LA dreaming of a free agent frenzy. It also sent the less stable Giants fans into panic mode, with visions of Caincecum donning those hideous blue caps.
But it could also be the kick in the ass management needs to stop messing around and nail their players down long term.
As a number of writers have mentioned, Cain’s people and the Giants are not too far away on a deal. Cain has said he wants to stay here long term and the prevailing sentiment seems to be that there’s not much keeping the two apart.
The idea of the Giants’ longest-tenured player and co-ace defecting to their arch rival would be a nightmare to a PR-conscious guy like Larry Baer and may well give him what he needs to convince ownership to bridge the gap with Cain on a long-term deal.
Additionally, it would be a nice salvo to fire across the bow of Magic Inc. It would take some of the shine off their win-quick talk and let them know that they will not run roughshod over the rest of the division.
Either way, this may well show us what management is made of. Are they serious about keeping a top-flight team, or are they going to play it safe and risk falling back to mid-tier status?