Chicago Cubs Rumors: Lorenzo Cain has three-year offer from the Cubs?
By Jake Misener
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Using his wheels
He ranked ninth in UZR, according to Fangraphs – fourth in the American League. He’s heavily reliant on his legs, which is my biggest qualm with this deal. This contract runs through his age-34 campaign and that’s about the time things head south.
If the Cubs had a glaring need in center field, I’d probably be more understanding – even excited. We’re talking about a guy who finished third in American League MVP voting just three years ago. He’s no slouch – no matter how you evaluate his skills.
Cain offers a lot of speed, as well. He swiped 26 bags last year with the Royals and was caught just two times. Again – it all sounds fantastic. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.