Matt Cain would love to see Juan Soto on the Giants, but for the price San Francisco would have to pay, he believes it ultimately would be a "coin toss" as to whether it would be worth it.
Cain joined 95.7 The Game's "Steiny & Guru" on Tuesday, where he was asked about the Giants potentially going after Soto and expressed caution when it comes to surrendering the minor league talent that would be required for a deal.
"Yeah it would be great, but they've also gotta be thinking a little bit down the road as well," Cain said. "What are they going to have to do to be able to get a player like that? Is he just going to be a rental player for the half of the year and what does it look like down the road?"
Throughout San Francisco's 2010s dynasty, Cain saw first-hand how big deadline moves can impact a team in the middle of the season, sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't.
"It is definitely a boost like when we got Hunter [Pence], that was amazing," Cain added. "Then there's other times where we got [Carlos] Beltran and it didn't pan out and it wasn't for his lack of production, it was that it just didn't pan out. It's always a tough one to be able to say hey just because you go get a guy like a Soto, is that going to change everything? I think it's still a coin toss."
Fortunately for the Giants and any team pursuing Soto, he's as close to a sure thing as you could possibly get in any deadline move. He's a generational talent, one of the very best players in the game and already has won a world series.
He's the complete package and will provide an immediate spark to any organization that is willing to pay what should be a historic price.