Friday, February 29, 2008
Free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse is still on the market looking for a job, and the Mets and Phillies are no longer interested. Lohse has been looking for a one to two year deal worth 5-7 million dollars annually, but has yet to find it. Lohse was once looking at a Carlos Silva like deal but poor negotiation by his agent, Scott Boras, has lead many to believe that he might open the year without a job. Lohse's numbers are not worthy of a Carlos Silva like contract, but more like a Jason Marquis deal. Going 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in the NL and calling the AL too hard won't do you any good, especially because you rule out 15 teams that might be interested in signing you. If the Reds are that desperate for pitching come the end of spring training, they could try and add Lohse to a one year deal, worth 3-5 million dollars. Other teams that might try and add him include the Pirates, but only if Tom Gorzelanny is out for an extended amount of time, Astros, Marlins, Orioles, Dodgers, and Padres.