Not long ago the San Francisco Giants sent their ace Matt Cain to the disabled list and it was a wonderful move. In the short time since he came back fully healthy, Cain has shown that he has fully put the off year of 2013 behind him. With his last few outings of the 2013 season, Cain’s performance should be enough to give the Giants plenty of hope for the 2014 season. That added to good signs by other starters helps it look really good next season for this season’s defending World Series champions.
Cain looked every bit as good as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw coming into this season and is usually a perennial Cy Young Award favorite. That isn’t the case this year as Cain struggled along with nearly everyone else on the Giants’ roster. As the season draws to a close however many things are looking better and nothing is more promising that the turnaround for Cain in the last few starts.
To have him back where he should be next year will be the cornerstone that the Giants set their 2014 season on. There will be a few questions to answer before they begin an attempt to regain their previous championship stance. They do not need the position of their ace and who the ace will be to be in those uncertainties. It looks like that will be solid thanks in part to their choice to send him to the DL and the rest is due to his competitiveness.