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Posts tagged ‘Lorenzo Cain’

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:

Trade:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)

Release:

  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)

Note:

  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Say Goodbye To: Lorenzo Cain

OF – Lorenzo Cain
Acquired: August 10th, 2010 ($13 FAAB)
Released: December 20th, 2010 (Traded to Kansas City)
Royals acquired OF Lorenzo Cain, SS Alcides Escobar and RHPs Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for RHP Zack Greinke, SS Yuniesky Betancourt and cash considerations. Cain should take over in center field for the Royals and push Melky Cabrera into a fourth-outfielder role. The 24-year-old finished with a respectable .306/.348/.415 batting line in 2010 and swiped seven stolen bases in eight chances. (Rotoworld)

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 19, 21, 26 59 .305 4 0 8 3
Reserved Weeks 20,22-25 72 .264 8 1 2 3

Lorenzo Cain Dealt to Royals in Zack Greinke Blockbuster

Royals acquired OF Lorenzo Cain, SS Alcides Escobar and RHPs Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for RHP Zack Greinke, SS Yuniesky Betancourt and cash considerations. Cain should take over in center field for the Royals and push Melky Cabrera into a fourth-outfielder role. The 24-year-old finished with a respectable .306/.348/.415 batting line in 2010 and swiped seven stolen bases in eight chances, but Milwaukee is wise to sell high on him. Shedding Cain ensures that Carlos Gomez, coming off a disappointing 2010 campaign, will be the Brewers’ starting center fielder next season. Cain is athletic and speedy and has gap power. He’ll be on all AL-only radars heading into next year’s fantasy drafts. (Rotoworld)

Brewers: Cain Not Being Shopped

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Brewers “don’t want to trade” outfielder Lorenzo Cain. O’Brien would know, too, because his Braves asked about Cain when it was reported that the youngster was being shopped. The Brewers are instead hoping to move Carlos Gomez, who had a disappointing 2010 campaign and lost playing time by the end of the year to Cain. One of the two should be moved this winter, otherwise Milwaukee will head into 2011 with a surplus of quality young outfielders and a serious need for quality starting pitching. (Rotoworld / David O’Brien on Twitter)

Cain Getting Hot, Goes 3-for-5 Against Mets

Lorenzo Cain finished 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Brewers won the first half of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Mets. Cain had cooled off considerably this month from his hot August start, but things are starting to gel again. He has a hit in each of the Brewers’ last four games and should continue to see regular playing time down the stretch. It’s not yet clear what kind of role he will play in 2011. (RotoWorld)

Final Roster Moves – Week 26 – September 28th, 2010

Up:

  • MI Angel Sanchez
  • OF Lorenzo Cain (to UT)
  • SP Randy Wells
  • RP Tyler Clippard

Down:

  • MI Jonathan Herrera
  • OF Marlon Byrd
  • SP Johnny Cueto
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Notes:

  • Cueto is pretty much gassed for the year, having matched Latos in giving up 8 ER in 1-1/3 IP last week.  Meanwhile, Wells has rebounded and is pitching solidly again.
  • Byrd may not play again this season.  He has a swollen eye after a foul-tip hit him in the face – he’s been inactive since Friday. Cain has been hot of late, so we’ll try to hold off the masses in the .AVG category.

Nice Move, Rook: Cain Scratched for Being Late

Lorenzo Cain has confirmed that he was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup for showing up late. Cain thought the game started later than it did. “I’ll learn from it,” the outfielder said. Cain isn’t in the lineup again Friday, with Carlos Gomez making his fourth straight start. He has cooled off after a hot start, as he’s batting only .179 in 28 September at-bats. (RotoWorld)

Roster Moves – Week 22 – August 31st, 2010

Up:

  • 3B Casey Blake
  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • RP Aroldis Chapman

Down:

  • 3B Chase Headley
  • OF Lorenzo Cain
  • SP Yovani Gallardo
  • RP Tyler Clippard

Notes:

  • SP Edinson Volquez was sent down to Single-A Dayton for two starts to work on his consistency.  He’ll also be shadowing SP Aaron Harang, who is having issues coming back from injury.
  • This week was the first in 2010 in which no FAAB bids were placed.
  • Only three teams made roster moves – X-Men, Misogynistic Padres, and AaRr.  The Pi Train’s transaction was to adjust the contract of OF Brad Hawpe, who was released by Colorado and signed with the AL’s Tampa Bay Rays.

Cain Battling Gomez and Dickerson for CF at-bats

Lorenzo Cain is back in the starting lineup in center field Monday. Chris Dickerson started there Sunday and went 1-for-3 with three RBI. Cain should be getting most of the playing time right now, but he’ll have to fend off Carlos Gomez and Dickerson in order to do it. (RotoWorld)

Cain Batting .302 and Notches Walk-Off RBI Against Pirates

Lorenzo Cain hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday as the Brewers beat the Pirates 8-7. Cain had an RBI single earlier in the night and is now batting .302 with six RBI in 63 at-bats since his early-August promotion. He should continue to get a good share of playing time in center field as the 2010 season carries on. Whether he can beat out Carlos Gomez next year is another story. (RotoWorld)