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Cain, Giants continue talks toward long-term extension

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Cain, Giants continue talks toward long-term extension

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Yes, Matt Cain is selling his home in the Diamond Heights section of San Francisco. No, it doesnt mean hes putting his affairs in order to leave as a free agent after the season.Cain plans to live in another part of the city this year, and there remains plenty of mutual interest as well as ongoing dialogue in signing a long-term extension to remain with the Giants.Wed all like something resolved by the end of spring training, a relaxed Cain said after reporting to Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday. I dont think either side wants that to linger into the season.Cain appeared a bit trimmer and said he definitely tried to get in a better routine this past offseason.
In September and October, I want to feel as fresh as I can, Cain said. I want to keep finding out ways to get better.Cains game off the tee appears to be getting better every year. His gorilla drives generated a lot of buzz when he made the cut at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach last week. Cain also enjoyed the experience of playing with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.I thought I was intense Cain said.

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

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Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

[RELATED: Healthy Tyler Beede shows why he's Giants' top pitching prospect]

The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.

Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

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Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

We have some sad news to report.

Skeeter, the lovable four-legged member of Matt Duffy's family, passed away in Long Beach on Saturday night. He was 15 years old.

Duffy made the news public with an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

"Even when it's expected, losing a member of the family is never easy. Sometimes you'd forget this little guy was even a cat. After 15 awesome years, last night we had to say goodbye to Skeeter boy. Thank you for all the love and support that Skeets has gotten over the past couple of years. Our furry little light has gone dark," Duffy wrote.

Skeeter, slightly overweight for his size, stole the hearts of Giants fans after Duffy made his debut with the Giants in August of 2014.

When Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Skeeter remained in California with Duffy's parents.