People have though that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo would be one of biggest names available at the trade deadline. A guy that every contender came calling about but thanks to salary and struggles that interest is dwindling. Teams are now asking about Kyle Lohse who has easily been performing at a level well above his three year, $33 million contract.
One rival general manager who talked to the Brewers recently posed this question of Brewers GM Doug Melvin: “How about Kyle Lohse instead of Yovani Gallardo?”
As for the answer that seems very much up in the air, that GM was told no on Lohse, but a Brewers-connected person said of Lohse: “We do not have a mandate to move dollars. It has to be a prospect package that works for us — an overpay-type deal.”
That sounds like a Lohse trade is more of a possibility. But a second G.M. also said it was suggested to him Milwaukee may hold Lohse, at least until the winter.
Owner Mark Attanasio’s decision to go for Lohse surely look...