Again, the Wilpons and their lack of spending is an obstacle, but it seems like both Bourn and Lohse have lowered their asking prices big time. Both would cost us the 11th pick in the draft, but if the price was right, I would go for one of them.
Lohse (34 yrs old) : 16-3 2.86 ERA 1.09 WHIPBourn (30 yrs old) : .274 BA 9 HR 57 RBI 42 SB
Lohse's age is a big factor but in a way, he would be the safer choice due to the fact that Bourn relies on his legs so much. At the same time, our OF is pathetic while we do have some SP depth despite dealing RA. Who would you go with, assuming the price tags would be pretty similar?
i wouldnt give up the 11th pick in the draft if lohse told me that hed pitch for the major league minimum on a 2 year deal
hes just not that good and the 11th pick in the draft is worth more
id be wary of giving up that pick for bourn on anything shorter or longer than a 3 year deal...if bourn took a 3 year 24 million dollar deal w/ a team option for a 4th year at an additional 8 mil, i would give up our pick for that
anything over 4 years, i wouldnt do...anything under 3 years i wouldnt do...it would have to be 3-4 years at a price range that wouldn't kill our ability to sign other players even if the contract didnt work out....otherwise, the 11th pick in the draft still has more value imo
I thought top 15 picks were protected, but I would still pass, I would prefer the draft pick.
Of the 2 I would rather have Bourne
"Typical of the Mets. Bourn to Lohse. "
Ha well done.