The Kansas City Royals have re-signed dynamic playmaking outfielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain, a 2015 All-Star, will make $17.5 million over the next two years while manning center field for the reigning World Series Champions. Cain was an intregal part of a balanced lineup that has made two consecutive World Series appearances. On the offensive end, Cain batted .307 to go along with 16 home runs. Defensively, I would argue he is the second best centre fielder in the league only behind a Mr. Mike Trout in Anaheim.
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Lorenzo Cain re-signs with Royals
Moving forward, the Royals somewhat surpringsly held onto their two biggest question marks this offseason by retaining Cain along with fellow outfielder Alex Gordon. Not known for their willingness to spend, the Kansas City front office seemed content enough with last year’s lineup to put it back together once more.
With the Tigers reloading with the signing of Justin Upton and the Twins still lurking, the race for the American League Central Division could be much tighter than many first imagined. The re-signing of Cain can serve as some peace of mind for a team looking to build upon last year’s success. After a 95-win championship season and much of the roster returning, it’s only safe to assume winning is the new culture for Kansas City baseball.
Main Photo Caption: KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 22: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals scores off a hit by Billy Butler #16 in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Sport Collection)