The Brewers are making moves!
After closing in on one a new center fielder when they traded for Christain Yelich, the Brewers just decided to add another in signing Lorenzo Cain.
#Brewers in agreement with free-agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, sources tell The Athletic. Deal is pending a physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 26, 2018
The Brewers suddenly feature one of the best outfields in baseball, and what don't even know who the third guy is going to be yet.
Lorenzo Cain has agreed on a 5-year, $80M deal with the #Brewers, source says. It’s the biggest free agent contract of the offseason. The deal includes no-trade protection and significant award bonuses. Milwaukee building a super outfield with addition of Yelich and Cain.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 26, 2018
Yelich and Cain are obviously both going to play every day, but the Brewers still have both Ryan Braun and Domingo Santana. Santana would seem like the more ideal fit as the younger outfielder, and he's coming off a season in which he hit 30 home runs and stole 15 bases.
So, what are they supposed to do with the former face of your franchise in Ryan Braun?
He now represents a trade candidate, as the Brew Crew would love to get out from under the $56 million he is owed over the next three seasons. Finding a team to take on his contract would be difficult, though, unless they agreed to eat some money on the deal.
Regardless, the Brewers are going all-in after narrowly missing the postseason last year, and it is going to really exciting to see how all the pieces fit together when it's all said and done.