The Milwaukee Brewers National League Central Division rival in the St. Louis Cardinals made a massive announcement over the weekend. Manager Oliver Marmol indicated that free agent signee Willson Contreras will not catch for the foreseeable future and instead will serve as the designated hitter. They initially indicated that he would see time in the outfield, but they have since retracted that statement.
This announcement caught the attention of baseball fans across the league for Willson Contreras is in his first season with the Cardinals after signing a five year, $87 million deal. With that being said lots of former players have been giving their input on the situation.
One player to weigh in on the situation was former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain.
Ex Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain gives his thoughts on the Willson Contreras and St. Louis Cardinals debacle.
“They have to figure it out. He can’t DH … It’s the first year of the deal.”
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Lorenzo Cain has a lot of valid points regarding his thoughts on the situation. For instance a few quotes from him include, “He (Willson Contreras) has to find a way to connect with his pitchers and find that chemistry, whatever’s going on. The question is, whose fault is it? Yadi had basically the same pitching staff and he did just fine, but that’s Yadi.”
Later on Cain says, “They have to figure it out. He can’t DH. It’s the first year of the deal and they have to figure out what’s going on because the Cardinals pitching staff has been consistent as far as I can remember.”
The full interview with Lorenzo Cain can be found on Foul Territory TV by clicking here.
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