The Mets might already have the next Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain did not have an above-average offensive campaign or play more than 115 games until his age-28 season in 2014. He hit 16 homers the following year in his age-29 season — one fewer than he had totaled in his first five years. Last week he agreed with

How the Brewers broke through in a dead offseason

Score two for the little guy. In a span of about 90 minutes Thursday night, the Brewers engineered one of the biggest trades of the offseason for outfielder Christian Yelich and then signed Lorenzo Cain to the largest free agent contract of the offseason to play next to him. Three

A guide for MLB free agents to thaw out the spending freeze

Major League Baseball, land of (relative) opportunity and parity, should be thankful The Post has to reach for an NBA analogy to aptly describe this current Hot Stove league: The owners are the Warriors of recent vintage, and the players are everyone else. Good grief, what a nuclear winter for

Predicting the next shock in MLB’s offseason of them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The offseason officially began at 11:58 p.m. Nov. 1, when Jose Altuve flipped to Yuli Gurriel to retire Corey Seager and unleash a celebration of the Astros’ first World Series title. But forget official. The offseason really could not begin until the issues surrounding

Explaining Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox and 29 other free-agent decisions

Free agency is upon us, and I’d be surprised if we got through next week’s general managers’ and owners’ meetings without some significant signings. After what transpired last January — a spending cold front that left myriad veterans settling for far less than they hoped to get —

Fantasy baseball heat turns up as MLB firesales near 

When the Marlins traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Rays on Monday, it officially put fantasy baseball owners on notice that the MLB trade deadline is approaching rapidly, and a potential shake-up in your league is imminent. If you’re in an AL- or NL-only league, you have to prepare for the