A League of His Own - Matt Cain

A simple statement of truth or cheap publicity trick to get more readers? Hey, you're reading, aren't you? But it isn't exaggeration. Cain has only a month of major league experience under his belt (Albeit one in which he led NL starters in batting average against), but is guaranteed a rotation spot. Pretty much every Giants fan knew who he was long before he was called up. That really puts Matt Cain in a league of his own.
March 5, 2006

Statistical Perspectives on Cain's First Outing

So the Reign of Cain started with a somewhat impressive but losing effort. How does his first start compare to those of other highly touted youngsters? Let SFDugout show you.
September 1, 2005

Rewind: Rockies at Giants, Game #1

Cain, Abel, and Alou couldn't stop the hot team in the NL West Cellar from taking down the Orange & Black at home. Bummer.
August 30, 2005

A Debut Diary

One fan takes the laptop to the game, and watches the most hyped prospect in an ongoing series of hyped prospects the last few years make his major league debut. How'd it go? It could've been better, but it could've been a lot worse.
August 29, 2005

Right Time To Raise...er, Call Up Cain

Heavily hyped prospects have come and gone for the Giants over the years. Maybe five years from now, Matt Cain will just be another name alongside Salomon Torres and Kurt Ainsworth. But then again, maybe not. But the highly touted prospect is finally here, and the Giants couldn't have picked a better time to introduce him to the fans.
August 27, 2005

Prospect Report: Matt Cain

Second to Merkin Valdez in the ranking of the Giants prospect system, Cain struggled with control with the Arizona Giants, walking 11 in only 19.1 innings, but in 2003 on the Hagerstown suns, he had much better control, striking out 90 and only walking 24 in 74 innings
April 22, 2004