The Milwaukee Brewers won 86 games in 2017 and are turning up the heat on the rest of the National League Central.
The Brewers traded four players, including top prospect Lewis Brinson to the Miami Marlins for outfielder Christian Yelich. The Brewers also sent outfielder Monte Harrison, infielder Isan Diaz and right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto to the Marlins.
The Brewers didn’t stop there. They also agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract with free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.
Cain began his career with the Brewers before being sent in a package deal to Kansas City in December 2010 for pitcher Zach Greinke.
With Yelich and Cain moving into the Brewers starting outfield, the club still has all three starters from last year on their roster, Ryan Braun, Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana. [Read more…]