I asked whether there there was any scenario in which Kyle Lohse, who remains a free agent, fits the Brewers’ plan.
“There’s always a chance,” Attanasio said. “Again, it’s a function of
size of contract, length of contract. Kyle had a phenomenal two seasons
the last two seasons. We just have to see if that fits in our overall
When asked whether the Brewers had been in contact with Lohse’s
agent, Scott Boras, Attanasio said only that, “Doug is in the office
every day … and is in touch with all the agents, all the general
Besides a financial commitment to Lohse, the Brewers would have to
forefeit their first-round Draft pick (No. 17 overall) to the Cardinals,
who made a qualifying offer to Lohse. That sounded like less of
an impediment to Attanasio than the dollars.
“The draft pick compensation, I think you have to look at the whole
picture,” Attanasio said. “We’ve given up picks before, and when we got
CC [Sabathia] and we got Zack [Greinke], we gave up more than draft
compensation — we gave up ready-to-go young players. This season, we’re
mindful of the fact that if we do add some pieces, we may have to give
up some young players.
“So, the draft pick compensation hasn’t been as big an item for us in
looking at this as it’s been for other teams. We’ve got the No. 17
pick. We’ve done some good things with that level of pick, but I’m
mindful that we drafted Ryan Braun No. 5 and Prince Fielder No. 7 and
Rickie Weeks No. 2.”--MLB.com
Almost any team would happily sign Lohse for 1y/$10M. Considering Dempster got 2y/$26M, I can't imagine him ending up with less than that. I imagine some team will have a SP go down right away, and Kyle will end up with 3y/$40M, or more.
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