“If It’s My Last Year… I’ve Had A Great Career”| Lorenzo Cain Is Looking To Retire On His Terms, With One Last World Series Run

“If It’s My Last Year… I’ve Had A Great Career”| Lorenzo Cain Is Looking To Retire On His Terms, With One Last World Series Run

When the Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year $80 million contract back in 2018, the team wanted to capitalize on the production the Kansas City Royals MLBbro was providing over several seasons. The peak of that incredible run was in 2015, when Cain finished third in the MVP race and helped the Royals to a World Series Championship.

 

 

Things were still on a high note for Lorenzo in his first couple of seasons in Milwaukee. In his first season, Cain was an All-Star and followed that up with his first career Gold Glove award in 2019. Then everything changed.

After opting out of the 2020 COVID season, multiple injuries have dogged him as he approaches the final season of his contract. 78 missed games due to a left quad strain and a right hamstring strain brought looming questions of Cain calling it quits when his contract is up.

 

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MLB.com Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy took to social media back in March and said that Lorenzo leaving the game is a possibility. 

 

Cain went on record talking about his future, but not overlooking the day-to-day responsibilities going into this season, via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“It’s going to be interesting,” he told reporters. “I’m going to go out here and give it my all. My goal is to stay healthy the entire season, and I kind of let everything else take care of itself.

“We’ll go through this year, give it my all and see what happens. And whatever happens next year, we’ll kind of go from there.”

While our MLBbro is approaching his 36th birthday, the center fielder, along with Brewers newcomer Andrew McCutchen, is considered one of the veteran leaders for a team set to make a World Series run. 

 

 

Despite Cain’s slow start at the plate, he is still dominant on defense which shows his Gold Glove winning abilities have not eroded. He is tied for the MLB lead in Defensive Runs Saved among center fielders, with a 92 percentile in Outs Above Average. It shows the level of commitment to the offseason work this MLBbro put in after a season derailed by leg injuries. 

 

“I did a lot of running. I did everything possible to make sure these legs are ready to go,” he said. “A lot of conditioning, a lot of running, a lot of working out. Even went to see the PT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning to make sure my knees and everything else is good.  

“Now it’s about going out here on the field and hopefully all of the work pays off and we go out here and get it done.”

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently in first place in the National League Central Division. This will buy some time for Cain to improve on his uncharacteristic slash of .182/.247/.216 at the plate. If not, he could be stashed on the IL to get him ready for the post season. At this point, Cain is 14 dingers away from 100 for his career and 55 RBI from an even 500, so he has some milestones to look forward to. 

No matter if he leaves the game this year or not, he always has time for the fans. He bought drinks for the fans during the Marlins series a week ago in the “This Ones On Me ” tour.

No matter what happens, our MLBbro, Lorenzo Cain will be leaving on his terms which is a great thing within itself.

“If it’s my last year, it’s my last year. “I’ve had a great career,” Cain reflected. “I’ve done everything possible that I can think of throughout my career and I have accomplished a lot. So, I’m happy if it’s my last year.”

Andrew McCutchen Brings Veteran Leadership To Brew Crew| Missing MLBbro Piece To A Milwaukee World Series?

Andrew McCutchen Brings Veteran Leadership To Brew Crew| Missing MLBbro Piece To A Milwaukee World Series?

It’s safe to say Andrew McCutchen is a seasoned veteran, now in his 14th MLB season. He also has a new home in Wisconsin, after signing a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Don’t let the age fool you, this 35-year-old can still ball and he’s already showing Brewers fans the team made a good decision in signing him.

In his debut with the Brewers, McCutchen went 2-for-5 and scored a run. The next game he finished 1-for-3 at the plate.

The Brewers will work McCutchen in different areas of the lineup. In his first game he batted clean up and then hit leadoff the second game.

It didn’t take him long to get involved in a situation that involved both teams clearing its benches either.

 

In the second game of the series between the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs, Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson hit McCutchen, and let’s just say McCutchen was not a happy camper after. Also, before McCutchen got hit, three Cubs hitters were hit earlier in the game. Well, when our brother got hit, both teams went out onto the field and had some words.

That’s all that happened but you got the chance to see that McCutchen isn’t about no games. This man is a team player and he’s always willing to leave it all out on the field. When he joined the Brewers, McCutchen knew something good was going to come out of it.

“I knew coming here I was going to be able to help out a lot,” he said in an interview with Bally Sports Wisconsin.

Even though the season just started it’s a good sign to see how McCutchen has been swinging.

 

No matter where he’s at in the lineup, he finds a way to get the job done at the plate. Throughout his entire career, our MLBbro has been known for his above average hitting and power at the plate. The five-time all-star made a name for himself during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

During his time in Pittsburgh, he was named National League MVP, won a Gold Glove award, and multiple Silver Slugger awards.

Since his time with the Pirates, McCutchen bounced around a few teams before spending a few seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies embraced him with open arms and he was an important piece to the team’s lineup. Last year, in his final season with the Phillies, he finished tied for second on the team in home runs (27) and was second on the team with 80 RBI. Now he’s looking to help the Brewers make another playoff push.

Is he the same player he was when he won the MVP award? No he’s not, but he’s still a high-level player. This man knows how to keep his body in shape and keep himself conditioned to where he can continue to play at the highest level. McCutchen has at least three more seasons in him, maybe more.

This is one player you want to keep an eye on this season – don’t be surprised if he makes some noise with the Brewers.

Lorenzo Cain Shows No Sign Of Weakness In The Brewers Game 3 NLDS Loss

Lorenzo Cain Shows No Sign Of Weakness In The Brewers Game 3 NLDS Loss

Lorenzo Cain went all out for the Brewers, but his team still lost to the Braves in Game 3 of the back-and-forth National League Divisional Series.

After an injury-plagued season, Cain showed no weaknesses on Monday night.

Milwaukee now trails the series 2-1, but it’s good to see our MLBbro back healthy and in the lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers during the National League Division Series.

In Game 3, the Brewers fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-0, which leaves the Braves one win away from advancing to the next round.

While the Brewers lost to the Braves for the second straight time and Cain went 0-for-3 at the plate, he still left it all on the field, as he always does.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Cain went all out as he attempted to make a catch in right center.

 

The veteran went full speed trying to catch a ball hit off of Adam Duvall’s bat. Cain was able to catch the ball but as he collided into the fence the ball popped out of his glove.

Though he wasn’t able to come up with the catch, just the effort alone is what you love to see from Cain.

For a brief moment, it looked as if Cain may have injured himself, but he knew in his mind that he was not coming out of the game.

This is how he plays day in and day out.

There’s a reason why he’s a Gold Glove Award winner. This brother is not afraid to go all out and make a big time play.

This is what the Brewers have been missing during the regular season, but now they don’t have to worry about that, since Cain is back.

And this brother is glad to be back in the playoffs.

“This year has been a tough year for me,” Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “A lot of injuries, starting in spring training. A quad injury and a hamstring injury. So, yeah, it’s been a tough season. But I worked my butt off to get back on the field – just in time for the playoffs, I guess.”

“Just going out there, grinding with the boys and just trying to produce and contribute to this team.”

During the NLDS, Cain has only one hit in nine at bats, but he continues to provide that spark out in the field.

That’s one thing you won’t have to worry about getting from him.

MLBbros Lorenzo Cain & Jackie Bradley Jr. Are WS Champs Seeking Another With Brew Crew

MLBbros Lorenzo Cain & Jackie Bradley Jr. Are WS Champs Seeking Another With Brew Crew

The 2021 National League Divisional Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves will feature two of our MLBbros.

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Lorenzo Cain will suit up for the Brewers this postseason.

These two brothers have something in common and that’s a World Series title. Now, the two veterans are looking to secure their second title and help bring the first World Series title to Milwaukee.

Both players have a good amount of playoff experience and their leadership this postseason will be key for the Brewers.

MLBros With The Brew Crew 


On Friday, October 8th, Cain and Bradley will embark on a journey to help the Brewers defeat the Braves and move on to the next round of the playoffs.

Now the question is, will these two answer the bell when their names are called?

They certainly have done so in the past. Lorenzo Cain is no stranger to playing in the postseason with the Brewers

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Cain is in his 12th overall season and his fourth season with the Brewers. During his time in Milwaukee he has become a fan favorite and a respectable veteran on the team.

 

This season he battled multiple injuries and missed time. But he’s back healthy and ready to make an impact during the postseason.

Cain appeared in the playoffs twice with the Brewers in 2018 and 2019. During the 2018 playoffs he hit .244 in 10 games with four doubles and the next year he hit .250 only appearing in one game.

The Brewers will look to Cain this postseason, whether he’s in the starting lineup or coming off the bench. At the plate Cain can provide power and speed, and in the field he can track down balls with the best of him.

Is World Series In The Cards?

We know that he’s going to come ready to play each and every game during the postseason.

Jackie Bradley Jr. could very well turn things around in the postseason. He’s transformed into a clutch hitter before in the playoffs.

The regular season has been a struggle for Bradley, but the Brewers still believe in the one-time Gold Glove winner.

He’ll have a chance to prove himself in his first postseason in Milwaukee. Don’t focus too much on his numbers in the regular season, Bradley can play and he has had legendary playoff success.

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Bringing Big Bop For The Postseason

The last time he was in the postseason, he was a member of the 2018 Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series. He also was named the American League Championship Series MVP.

That postseason he hit .200 with three home runs and 10 RBI. Bradley came up big in clutch situations. He’ll look to do the same this postseason.


Defensive Wizards

Like his teammate Cain, Bradley can cover a lot of ground in the outfield and his defensive abilities can keep the Brewers in ball games

His bat will be a big thing to keep an eye on because he struggled so much during the regular season.

But the playoffs are a different story and a different atmosphere. It’s a good thing that Bradley has that playoff experience and this won’t be new territory for him.

Milwaukee Brewers Still Believe In Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Bat

Milwaukee Brewers Still Believe In Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Bat

There’s no question that the 2021 season has been the worst season of Jackie Bradley Jr.’s career so far.

Through 124 games this season, Bradley is batting a career low .163 and slugging .266.

This has been a common occurrence for the former All-Star and he just can’t seem to get things going at the plate for the Brewers.

Jackie Bradley’s Majestic Web Keeps Him In The Game & On The Field

Even though he’s been struggling throughout the season, manager Craig Counsell still believes in the one-time Gold Glove winner.

“He’s in a tough stretch right now, for sure,” Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “His at-bats have decreased over the last month. He’s struggling right now, but I still think he’s a player that’s going to impact us at some point and impact us in a big game.”

“And we’re going to keep counting on him.”

Now don’t get it twisted, our MLBbro can ball and he’s shown that in prior seasons.

This just happens to be one of those seasons where nothing seems to be going right for him offensively. During the month of September, he has registered only one hit in 13 games.

Throughout the season, Bradley has seen his playing time diminish and a big reason for that is his offensive struggles.

Bradley has yet to find a solution to his problem at the plate and that’s something the Brewers are really focusing on.

“I think what makes it more puzzling is he’s had so much more success,” Counsell said. “When players are in slumps, we’re always looking for answers and it always feels like we can’t find the answers. We haven’t been able to solve it yet.”

And Counsell is right, Bradley has had more success in previous seasons.

Last season with the Boston Red Sox, he finished with a .283 batting average with seven home runs and 22 RBI through 55 games.

Going back to 2016 when he was named an All-Star, he finished that season with a .267 batting average with 26 home runs and 87 RBI.

Since that 2016 season, Bradley’s numbers have dropped but he’s still been a dependable player.

His glove has been a big reason why he’s still seen some action in games, despite his struggles at the plate.

There’s a reason why he has a Gold Glove award under his belt. This brother can flat out go get it in the outfield.

At 31, Bradley can still put those legs to good use, even if he’s struggling at the plate.

Having Bradley in the outfield is very beneficial and he will most likely be a key defensive player for the Brewers going into the playoffs.

But the question is, will he be able to have an offensive turnaround at the plate come postseason?

His last postseason appearance came in 2018 with the Boston Red Sox and that was the year he was a part of the World Series-winning team.

He batted .200 during that postseason and was named American League Championship Series MVP.

The Brewers will find a way to use Bradley come playoff time and he’ll have a chance to show the world that he can still swing it, especially in the clutch.