Someone will, and he's a Boras client, so it's still early for him.
Having said that, I'm still hopeful. If nothing else, we're the only team that won't give up a pick to sign him.
My money is on the Angels. I'd say the Dodgers just because they're looking for another way to spend money, but at some point they'd have to start converting some of their guys to relievers at the rate they're going.
Yeah. The Yankees are trying to make it under the luxury tax while they choke on Arod's retirement package.
I seem to recall hearing that Boras clients have had a horrible year. Maybe that's a good thing for us and we can sign Lohse.
It didn't help seeing Edwin Jackson getting 4 years $52 million. He is the very definition of average. If they could break it downthat fine, he would be a Number 2.50 guy in the rotation.
Unless there is something we don't know (and there almost certainly is) I don't see any reason that Lohse wouldn't be able to get 3 years at $50 million.
I'm not a big fan of w-l records as a gauge of pitchers but 16-3 is no statistical outlier. He's a good pitcher coming off his best year.
If we can't pay him, someone else will.