Dodgers: Pass or pursue on the 10 biggest free agents this offseason

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
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5. OF Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain is the second Royal mentioned on this list, two spots higher than teammate Mike Moustakas. Cain was a key component in the Royals’ two World Series runs, and one victory, and now will reap the benefits of a nice contract.

Cain brings so much to the table in the outfield; any team rightfully would be interested in bringing in his services. Not only can Cain hit with consistency, as evident by his .300 batting averaging last season, he also has shown flashes of power. Cain slugged 15 home runs in 2017 in route to posting a .803 OPS.

This all adds to the immense range that Cain has in the outfield and the above average arm he possesses. Realistically, Cain can slot in at any outfield position, but the best fit with the Dodgers would be in center field.

If the Dodgers did want to pursue Cain, the best move would be to play him in center field and move Chris Taylor back to the infield, preferably second base. To account for Logan Forsythe the Dodgers can move Cain to left field against left-handers, moving Taylor back to center and starting Forsythe at second base.

Spotrac values Cain’s salary at $14.8 million next season. For that price, the Dodgers would be foolish to pass on Cain. Cain is that one missing right-handed bat the Dodgers need, and the price is relatively small.

Verdict: Pursue