Baggarly: 'The Diamondbacks are a little salty towards the Giants and vice versa.'
Giants insider Andrew Baggarly discusses Matt Cain's new deal, Brandon Crawford's thumb, and the Giants rivalry with the Diamondbacks.
And go back and he's not gonna dressed like that on every. Giants pregame live right back just on opening day you're gone formal event. Opening day every year ago when I was just I -- state -- got a suit and tie it up. Not so -- about the deal I know you were driving for the desert back to the Bay Area with a new set Monday night of back to the designate maybe she didn't stay there. But telling your reaction did the Giants do the right thing in giving Matt Cain essentially five more years at twenty mil per. I think you could just ask any Giants fan I mean Giants nation be -- don't play any long term contract to a pitcher given Barry Zito and it seemed like it was the parade all over again whenever one got the news about Max Payne and this is what everyone thought that they were going to come to an agreement it was just making the numbers work and certainly. -- did not give them hometown discount but you have people around the league and he's as durable presence as you find. They'll have a sub three ERA every year they think he's gonna stay healthy and it feels a great investment. I tell me about Brandon Crawford at shortstop he had jammed his thumb I know. On Monday against the Jays in -- he's been fitted for what I heard was one split on that dominant you updated needed Aggies got multiple splits for everything he does today -- Yeah a little show and tell me and Randy Crawford this morning he told me that he's got three different -- you -- guards. He's gonna Wear one when he's running the bases one in the field and one of the play. Said that he doesn't really bother listening in the batting -- definitely -- a few days ago he did get an MRI and it did show that there were no major ligament terrors just a sprain and he thinks that he's going to be fine he's hitting eighth today because here's coach he wants to take it easy on him yes and had a lot of at bats lately but but he doesn't want him to his seventh. Coming up pretty soon. Are -- the Giants are back to Chase Field for the first time since that September when they were dethroned as the champions of the National League west tell me about this rivalry here the two teams that have won the National League west the last two years and the Diamondbacks supplanted at. The Dodgers as Tim Lincecum of the giants' biggest right. Well I don't know about that US Tim Lincecum he's really get a lick your chops when he faces Clayton Kershaw for the first time this year. You never anything is bigger than Todd Anderson turns the Diamondbacks. Our little salty tore the Giants and vice Versa and there's a lot of mutual respect too last year. Kirk Gibson said he wanted to dethrone their behind us. And that the Giants would do that this year too and I know the -- she really respects Kirk Gibson added to his all star coaching staff last year really likes the way he runs his team. Gibson moving Chris Young up to the lineup today you better believe he's gonna wanna run on Tim Lincecum these teams gonna be aggressive when they play to the all yearlong should be a lot of fun. -- it's wrong there besides I don't think he actually said that but you are paraphrasing nicely since it is a family show -- we do. Appreciate us and welcome the greatest acquisition in the off season undeniable -- are signing of -- bag Phillies are Giants -- -- baseball insider. That's CSN Bay Area decked out.