When the Cardinals made their qualifying offer to Kyle Lohse, they were counting on two things: (1) that Lohse and greedy agent Scott Boras would like turn it down and (2) as a result they would get a draft pick from the supplemental round (between the first and second rounds of the draft).
However, that may no longer be the case.
Any team who signs Lohse would lose their first round pick, along with
the allotted dollars for that pick and that is the main factor deterring
teams from signing Lohse (along with his still high asking price).
According to the CBA, if a team waits until after the June draft, they would not lose their first round pick for signing Lohse. In addition, the Cardinals would lose their draft pick compensation if Lohse does not sign before the next June draft. Thus, there's been speculation that Lohse would wait until after the June draft to sign.
However, according to Peter Gammons, Boras insisted that Lohse wouldn't have to wait that long, indicating t...