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Giants closing in on deal with Matt Cain?

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The San Francisco Giants would like to get Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain signed to long-term deals this offseason. There is optimism that the Cain deal will get done while Lincecum wants more than the team is willing to shell out, reports.

Lincecum turned down an "offer of at least $100 million for five years," the site notes, so the team "seems to be focusing on deals of two years or one" with him. Lincecum is thought to want a deal for seven or eight years, the paper notes, but would be happy to sign a short-term extension.

Meanwhile, "there is said to be a fair amount of optimism" that the team can sign "Cain on a long-term deal for under $20 million a year."

Cain will be a free agent next offseason if he is not signed to a new deal. He and Cole Hamels  of the Philadelphia Phillies will be the most coveted pitchers of next offseason.

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