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The 2014 postseason was essentially the Lorenzo Cain Breakout Party. He had put together a career year for the Kansas City Royals, but had toiled in obscurity due to the lack of national presence for the Royals. After the playoffs, that was no longer the case.
This season, Cain took that next step towards on the path to stardom. For the season, he has produced a .316/.373.491 batting line with a career high eight home runs and 17 stolen bases. Add in his continual Gold Glove caliber play in center, and he has truly blossomed into more than a raw player with excellent tools.
In fact, it is likely time for the Royals to begin the conversation to keep Cain in Kansas City for the long term. He is just now starting to hit his prime, and with only two years of arbitration left after this season, now is the time to lock him in to a long term extension.
The Lorenzo Cain show is once again coming to the national stage. This will be a reminder of just how good the Royals center fielder has become.
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