By Evan Brunell
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, however, brings news from Cahill himself that the physical hasn't come back yet and he wasn't aware of any deal being officially consummated. However, it's clear that there will eventually be a deal.
"We've been working on it since the middle of last year," Cahill said of the long-term extension that he will receive that figures to buy out at least all three years of arbitration, of which he is set to hit after the season.
Cahill caught the attention of many in his sophomore year last season when he went 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA which was on the strength of reducing his walk rate per nine innings from 3.6 the year prior to 2.9 while slightly bumping his strikeout rate from 4.5 to 5.4. While he also benefited from an incredibly low BABIP, it seems clear that he's deserving of being considered a No. 3 or even No. 2 starter.