Lorenzo Cain wins big in Brewers trade
On the surface, fantasy owners might not care about Monday's trade in which the Milwaukee Brewers dealt 40-year-old Jim Edmonds to the Cincinnati Reds for 28-year-old Chris Dickerson. I care! While neither brittle, lefty-swinging outfielder was helping fantasy owners much this season -- and I can't make the case either will the rest of the way -- the potential winner here is Brewers rookie Lorenzo Cain.
Cain doesn't profile as a star player by any means, but he can steal bases and it appeared the going-nowhere Brewers were planning on using him in a platoon with Edmonds. Cain stole a base and knocked in three runs Sunday, career firsts in each category. With Edmonds elsewhere, Dickerson, still rehabbing from a near season-long DL stint due to a broken right wrist, and disappointing incumbent starter Carlos Gomez on the DL with a concussion, Cain gets a clear shot at playing time.
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