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While some might see Kyle Lohse as a fit for the Red Sox given their financial flexibility, it is “highly unlikely” that Red Sox will be the team to sign him, a major league source tells Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Boston had some interest in Lohse earlier in the offseason, but that was before they signed Ryan Dempster.
Predictably, the Red Sox aren't keen on Lohse in part because of the draft pick compensation tied to him. Besides that, they already have a starting five in place with Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, and Dempster.
MLBTradeRumors: Sox unlikely to go after Lohse
Oh thank Jesus! The Sox made the right decision in signing Ryan Dempster over Lohse as the overpaid pitcher who is dominant in the NL but "meh" in the AL. Lohse has been looking for about a four or five-year deal after putting together two quality seasons with the Cardinals. Would you want to give 34 year old Kyle Lohse a deal similar to John Lackey's? Yeah, me neither.
Having to pay a little above market value for Dempster and get him for two years is much more aligned with what the Sox are trying to accomplish. Lohse will get his payday and it will probably be with the Cardinals as they're unsure if Chris Carpenter will ever pitch again. It'll be the best for him as he could very well have a few seasons similar to what he did in 2011: 14-8, 3.39 ERA, 1.168 WHIP. I'm glad that the Sox are sticking to their guns and not trying to sign long term deals as this one had all the potential of blowing up in their faces.
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Kyle Lohse had a career year in 2012, and he thus deserves to be properly compensated. But just because no team has taken the bait yet doesn’t mean the Red Sox should suddenly hop into the mix.
ESPN’s Jim Bowden last week listed the Red Sox among the teams he thinks make the most sense for Lohse. The Angels, Rangers, Brewers and Orioles were the other teams. While Bowden made...
The time for pitchers and catchers to report for spring training is down to days. With that Kyle Lohse is still unsigned. He is thought to be the best free agent pitcher available but hasn’t been linked to many teams this offseason. This could be for many reasons. He is represented by Scott Boras, an … Continue reading »
John Lackey‘s time so far in Boston may not have worked out quite as planned, but the big right-hander looks intent on changing his legacy in Beantown.
Now about 16 months removed from Tommy John surrgery, for the first time in quite a while Lackey is completely healthy, and he’s showed up to Red Sox camp in Fort Myers early to get in some extra work. Moreover, Lackey showed...
I had the pleasure of owning Carlos Beltran last year — in July and August. In April, May, and June, Beltran was a slugging machine. By the time July 1 had come rolling around, Beltran had a .310/.396/.576 slash line with 20 homers and 61 RBI. His strikeout rate had fallen every month, and he was simply clobbering the ball.
It was around this time I decided my outfield needed a...
Curt Schilling rocked the baseball world when he claimed a member of the Red Sox organization encouraged him to use performance-enhancing drugs back in 2008. Among those surprised was Red Sox president Larry Luchino, who responded to the news on Thursday.
“Certainly [the allegation] is something to look into, but it came from out of left field, to use a baseball cliche,” Lucchino...
It was a chilly day in Boston on Tuesday, but it was also Truck Day, a reminder that spring (training) is right around the corner.
If you’ve never heard of the Truck Day phenomenon, you might think it a bit of a strange tradition. Nonetheless, for many in Red Sox Nation it’s a chance to remind themselves that a new season is upon the Sox, and warmer days are around the corner...
With Truck Day (literally) in the rear view mirror and players already reporting early to Fort Myers, a new Red Sox season is nearly upon us.
Everyone knows that 2012 did not go as planned for Boston, and while injuries played a big part in the Sox’ subpar season, it was largely a pitching staff that wasn’t up to snuff that doomed the season. This year, however, with former pitching...
Despite falling just one game short of their second consecutive World Series appearance, the St. Louis Cardinals had a very fulfilling and successful 2012, their first without Tony La Russa, Dave Duncan, and Albert Pujols.
As the 2013 seasons approaches and with spring training just a week away, not is a great time to reflect back on the 2012 season and there is no better way...
Goodbye, Boston! In two seasons with the Red Sox, Carl Crawford played just 161 games. In those 161 games, he hit 14 homers, stole 23 bases, scored 88 runs, and tallied 75 RBI with a paltry .260 batting average. That’s not quite what Red Sox fans were expecting from a player who was marketed as “dynamic” by Boston’s brass.
After missing the beginning of last season with a...
Former major league baseball player Curt Schilling missed the whole 2008 season with a shoulder injury. Schilling reportedly wanted to have surgery, but the Red Sox wanted him to rehab and fight through it.
Now more has come out about the season and everything that took place. Schilling recently did a radio interview with WEEI, and according to Deadspin, Schilling says the Red...
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man
Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this
opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much
else going on.
Let's Hope Hanrahan isn't staring this direction too much in 2013.
After Andrew Bailey lost most of 2012 to injury, and then was awful when...
ESPN Insider Keith Law has released his top minor league systems for 2013 and we find the Boston Red Sox coming in at No. 13.
Law has the St. Louis Cardinals ranked No. 1 followed by the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.
Here's what Law had to say about the Red Sox:
A lot went right on the farm for Boston this year, with Xander Bogaerts...
Recapping the many former St. Louis Cardinals currently employed by the Houston Astros.