Found March 25, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” ~George Santayana With the signing of Kyle Lohse to a $33 million contract, the Milwaukee Brewers have proven that they have not learned from the past. Now they may be doomed to repeat it. It’s a move that reeks of desperation as the young starters have underperformed this spring. But it reeks more because of the similarities to a move that still burns in many Brewers fans’ memories: the ill-fated signing of Jeff Suppan in 2007, a player who pitched so terribly for the Brewers they were forced to cut him three years into a four-year deal and eat millions in salary. This is a mistake a team like the Yankees can afford to make, but not the small market Brewers. In 2007, at the age of 32, Jeff Suppan signed a four-year, $42-million dollar deal with the Brewers. Suppan was coming off a couple strong seasons in St. Louis, but he was never overpowering. He got by on control, deception, and using his sinker to induce groundball...
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