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Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Lorenzo Cain to officially retire as a Royal this summer

Lorenzo Cain has informed Andy McCullough of The Athletic that he will officially retire, and will return to Kauffman Stadium this season for a retirement ceremony. The Royals are figuring out the logistics of having him retire as a Royal.

“He’s going to be a Royal Hall of Famer,” Kansas City general manager JJ Picollo said. “Just the times that he rose to the occasion speaks volumes about what type of competitor he was. I don’t think he had the prettiest swing. I don’t think he was the most talented guy. But when it was a big moment, he loved those moments. And that was pretty special.”

Lorenzo Cain was acquired by the Royals after the 2010 season from the Brewers in a six-player trade with Alcides Escobar for Zack Greinke. After a late start due to injuries, he became a regular in centerfield for them in 2013, and was an integral part of their 2014 and 2015 pennant-winning clubs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 07, 2023 at 03:34 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Zach Posted: March 07, 2023 at 05:39 PM (#6119850)
Cain was a really, *really* fun player to watch in his prime. Played hard, caught everything in sight, could send the ball a long way if he got his pitch.

One of the most entertaining players of the 2010s.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 07, 2023 at 05:40 PM (#6119851)
His score from first base on a *single* in Game 6 of the 2015 ALCS was one of the coolest baseball moments I have ever witnessed in person.
   3. reech Posted: March 07, 2023 at 05:52 PM (#6119852)
   4. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: March 08, 2023 at 11:33 AM (#6119931)
#1 nails it, he was the Avatar of those Royals teams to me: an excellent fielder, good contact hitter and an aggressive baserunner.
   5. Paul D(uda) Posted: March 08, 2023 at 02:16 PM (#6119952)
His score from first base on a *single* in Game 6 of the 2015 ALCS was one of the coolest baseball moments I have ever witnessed in person.

And one of the worst I've ever witnessed while watching on tv....
   6. Hombre Brotani Posted: March 08, 2023 at 08:34 PM (#6119985)
The 2014-15 Royals was a fun mesh of the past and the future. They featured bunch of guys like LoCain who were playing 1920s smallball with speed and defense, and they had an incredible bullpen that every team since has been trying to replicate.

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