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|2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)||a lot of payroll coming off the books this year. is there a particular free agent or position you would target?|
(a.j. from las vegas)
|Assuming this is a Mets question, the guy is Lorenzo Cain. (Jarrett Seidler)|
|2017-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Help me! I'm holding these six struggling bats in an OBP league: Chris Davis, Carlos Santana, Lorenzo Cain, Yasmany Tomas, Joey Bautista, and Yasiel Puig. Davis has 7! RBI's, Bautista looks like a shell of his former self, and Cain can't seem to get any counting stats beside SB. How would you rank them ROS, and who would you give up on?|
(matzabal from CO)
|I'd like to see Santana hit a few more homers, but otherwise he is what he is. And that's pretty good in an OBP league. I think Bautista will be better, but the days of him being a top 20 OF are probably long gone. I'd go Santana, Cain, Tomas, Davis, Puig, Bautista. (Mark Barry)|
|2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Does Koda Glover lead the Nats in saves, or will it be Kelvin Herrera?|
(Gregg from Cali)
|Let me continue here. This SEEMS like a natural landing spot for Herrera. Pair him with Lorenzo Cain (I stole this idea from a twitter follower) and can the Royals get Robles back? He's heretofore been untouchable, but for that package, perhaps a deal could be swung. So, that gives Soria a chance for saves. Who else... Nate Jones on the White Sox (unless they trade him AND Robertson, which might leave... Tommy Kahnle?! Who else... I have this feeling about Archie Bradley, who also could go into the rotation. (David Brown)|
|2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Standard 5x5, 12-team Roto league and we keep six each season. After keeping Trout, Donaldson, Rizzo, Scherzer and Arrieta, do I go with Lorenzo Cain, Troy Tulowitzki or Gerrit Cole as my last keeper?|
(Matt from DC)
|I'd keep Cole in that format. I like Cain better in a deeper league, but even in today's speed starved context you can find steals on the waiver wire. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Where does Lorenzo Cain rank for you among OFers? He's seemed to show that he's for real, do you think he can come close to his numbers from last year?|
(Greg32 from Tacoma)
|I'm a big fan of his and have been taking him fairly early in both mock drafts I've done so far. I have him in my Top 10, which is way more aggressive than his NFBC ranking (17 among OF) but I think Cain will maintain his steals and even if he hits 10 home runs, that's great for fantasy. (Mike Gianella)|
|2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Which breakout CF would you rather hold onto in a dynasty, Pollock or Cain? Which one do you believe in more going forward?|
(Nathan from Grand Rapids)
|I'll go with Cain. He's performed at a high level before and there's reason to believe he can continue his production. Also I really love Lorenzo Cain. (Mauricio Rubio)|
|2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)||What is your assessment of Norichika Aoki's defense?|
(William from Spokane)
|Humorous but effective. I once asked Lorenzo Cain to sum up Aoki's routes in one word. "Wow," he said. Then he started laughing. (Andy McCullough)|
|2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)||The Royals come to you and say "bruh, this walk-up music we're using sucks. You like music, don't you? Choose the walk-up music for this whole lineup..." Nine players, nine songs. GO!|
(Bruh from Club)
|I did this in a mailbag bag in August. Forgive the jumbled up lineup:
1. Nori Aoki: "The Downfall of Us All" by A Day To Remember. This would just be an amusing way to start the first inning.
2. Omar Infante: "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi. Omar is a laid-back fellow.
3. Salvador Perez: "Simon Says" by Pharoah Monche. The Godzilla introduction would be excellent.
4. Billy Butler: "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart. A classic for the perpetually put-upon DH.
5. Alex Gordon: "Put On" by Young Jeezy. Either this, or "My Hero" by Foo Fighters. Or "The Best" by Tina Turner. I doubt Gordon would like the latter choices.
6. Josh Willingham: "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra. Non-descript rock music.
7. Lorenzo Cain: "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake. Smoother than LoCain flagging down a line drive in center.
8. Mike Moustakas: "You Wanted More" by Tonic. What? It's a good guitar riff.
9. Alcides Escobar: "Bowtie" by Outkast. I don't know. Feels like it fits. (Andy McCullough)
|2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)||If Tim Anderson has a good showing in the Arizona Fall League, do you think he'll have a chance to be ranked in the top 20 prospects? Also what do you think his eventual position will be?
(cracker73 from Florida)
|I think he's a bit too raw to be ranked in the top 20 prospects. A big time athlete and impact-type skills, but he's outside of that range for me right now. I think he's a CF. The profile is sort of reminiscent of Lorenzo Cain. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Lorenzo Cain or Shane Victorino for ROS?|
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
|Kind of a coinflip, but I'll lean Cain. (Paul Sporer)|
|2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Some of my fantasy guys are really struggling early. What's your short and long term prognosis for Mike Moustakas? Will Aaron Hicks relax and stick around? Does Lorenzo Cain have what it takes to be a star? Leonys Martin?|
(Jim from Seattle)
|I like Moustakas, although he's taking his time to develop. Then again, he's only 24, so he's got time. Hicks we've covered, Cain is useful but not exciting. Martin seems like a high-risk/high-reward type, but the sample is so limited at the big-league level, I don't have a good feel for him yet. (Geoff Young)|
|2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Lots of exciting young outfielders getting a shot this year. Of this group who do you like best for 2013 and beyond?: Lorenzo Cain, Leonys Martin, and Aaron Hicks. |
(Jim from Chicago)
|I like 'em in that order. (Paul Sporer)|
|2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Scoresheet keeper league round 21 or 22: Lorenzo Cain or Peter Bourjos?|
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
|Hey hotstatrat, I miss your city... best dim sum I've ever had (but I get to see Rush inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF next month, so I can't complain). Those are the tough rounds. In my combined league, both went in round 17, with Bourjos coming six picks after Cain. The former gives you sick defense, while the latter might have some untapped offensive upside. If this is AL-only, there's a remote chance that Cain becomes a keeper. I'd take him first. (Geoff Young)|
|2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What is your assessment of Lorenzo Cain? 15/15 season? 20/20?|
(Nick from Kansas City)
Every time I look Cain up I realize he's older than I assume. If we're talking about 2013 then I think 20/20 is optimistic; 15/15 probably is, too. He should get the steals but I don't know if he'll hit 15 home runs in his first full big-league season. I feel more comfortable betting on the steals being there than the power. (R.J. Anderson)
|2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Lorenzo Cain has been tearing it up in Spring. Is he the real deal and worth a flyer in 10-team mixed leagues?|
(brantparsons from Orlando)
|Orlando!! Cain is a slasher with real speed and would work well as a 5th outfielder on the steals alone. I'm a bit worried about Bourgeois taking some PT away from him if Cain struggles but not enough to pass on him. (Jason Collette)|
|2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the great chat today. Do you see Melky Cabrera having a season closer to last year or the previous years? Looking at his information, we is still younger than I remembered.|
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
|Good point about Cabrera's age-he's not even a full two years older than Lorenzo Cain. That being said, I doubt Cabrera replicates last season. He has put together some solid seasons in the past-not good, but solid-so his biggest problem is just doing that year in and year out. Even if he's just a one-to-two-win player, that has value. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you think Lorenzo Cain will be a reliable CF for the royals this year?|
(Eric from Kc)
|I do. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||12 team mixed, 11 keepers each...need to settle on my 11th keeper. Is there any justification for keeping Lorenzo Cain over Brandon Belt (keep for the next 3 years?) Belt is the better prospect but his 2011 failure and inconsistant playing time worry me. Thanks!|
(bateman19 from st. louis)
|No, I think I'd have to go for Belt, especially if you're looking to compete more in 2013 than 2012. Cain's a nice player, but Belt's upside is higher. The PT is worrisome, but he played well at Triple-A last year, and I'd have to think he gets a real shot this season. (Derek Carty)|
|2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What young player(s) on the Royals are you most excited about? |
(Lucas Apostoleris from Massachusetts)
|Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon (does he still count?), Greg Holland. I'm curious to see if Lorenzo Cain is the real deal. Now that the Royals have some legitimate hitting stars on the corners again, I'd really like to see them solidify the middle of the defense with players who can contribute on both sides of the ball. Obviously the Royals aren't going to have every position filled with a star, but if Cain can be a solid regular in the field and in the lineup, that helps a lot. (Mike Fast)|
|2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Lorenzo Cain play an acceptable MLB centerfield? And is he the Royals best option for CF next year?|
(Paul from DC)
|Yes and Yes and I'm baffled as to why the Royals seem intent on burying him. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||When should we expect to see some of the more advanced prospects that seem to be ready such as Desmond Jennings, Brandon Allen, Lorenzo Cain called up? |
(tsq3373 from CT)
|The talk I've heard from the Rays guys has been that Jennings should be up in July after Super Two is safely past, since he has some service time already.
In general, I'm probably not your guy for prospect questions, but I'll try to answer if I know anything. (Mike Fast)
|2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||It's Lorenzo Cain's 25th birthday. Is there any room for him in KC's bright future ?|
(Jordan from DC)
|Yes. Not a star, but he can provide a service for an affordable price at a position of need. (Jason Parks)|
|2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Lorenzo Cain hit .280 / .360 / .400 this year?|
(baseball from usa)
|He can at least come close to that. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Ben
Is Omar Infante a starter next year? Also, who starts for the Brewers, Lorenzo Cain or Carlos Gomez? Thanks|
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
|Marc Normandin informs me that he totally knew Infante would be a productive full-time player before the Braves did. Infante has an affordable club option for next season that will almost certainly be picked up, but he'd have to beat out another capable player in Martin Prado to start at second. Shedding Alex Gonzalez and starting Infante at short might be the best possible alignment with the Braves' current assets.
As for the Brewers situation--sounds like a spring training battle to me! I'll give you the Brewers fan perspective if I get a chance to ask one before the chat is over.
As for thr B (Ben Lindbergh)
|2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)||What’s the deal with Lorenzo Cain? He seems to be hitting a lot better now that he’s out of Brevard County; is he a legit sleeper at this point or will his K rate doom him?|
(TomG from Salem)
|The guy is a pretty crazy athlete, so that allows for a little more optimism. I'm certainly keeping an eye on him and he's more than a ligit sleeper, he's a prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)|
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