Originally Posted by redsmetz
When Lohse signed his extension in September last year, it was not a down market at that point. One might argue about the length, but that's an argument that can be made for any contract that long for a pitcher where one injury can destroy a guy's career. I'm guessing they've got it insured, but then again, I'm not sure how that market's been lately.
Firstly, Boras certainly knew it was going to be a different market, or he won't have jumped at the Cards offer.
Secondly, very few contracts are actaully insured against injuries as the premiums are simply too expensive.
And thirdly, Strauss has reported that the MRI has revealed that Lohse has no structural damage to his knee and will be revaluated.