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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