Former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse headed into the off-season expecting to be one of the most coveted free agent starting pitchers on the market. The belief was, that after a 16-3 season with the Cardinals in 2012, that Lohse would cash in big with a team strapped for quality starting pitching.
Unfortunately, at this point, it has not worked out that way for Lohse, who is still searching for a new team even though pitchers and catchers will begin reporting for spring training in about two weeks for most clubs.
There has been in interest in Lohse lately, particularly by the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners. But nothing looks to be eminent just yet and it definitely does not look like Lohse, who is 34 years old, will land the long-term contract he thought he would receiver prior to becoming a free agent.
There are many factors in play when analyzing why a team has not pounced on Lohse just yet. Here are the four biggest, most glaring reasons why Lohse has...