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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    How much of this move was an effort to shut Lohse and his agent up?

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    There's nothing wrong with Brandon Claussen physically
    I guess "Lack of Talent" doesn't really qualify as a physical ailment.

    Six Kyle Lohse, half a dozen Joe Mays. I've really got no problem with pitching him because he's the best of any options the Reds have (which is in no way a compliment to Lohse). I'm not going to cry about the loss of Justin Germano, as I think he would've gotten litten like a fuse once hitters had a chance to look at him and see what he was all about.

    This is what happens when you blow every discernable trading chip you have on bullpen pitching and leave the back of your rotation to rot away. The Reds failed to address their need for starting pitching, and they're reaping what they've sown.
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Can we at least let the guy pitch before we crucify him?

    He may deserve it...but not yet.

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    We let Joe Mays pitch first and look how that turned out
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    We let Joe Mays pitch first and look how that turned out
    Yes, but Ramirez was crucified by many, as was Arroyo and especially Harang.

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Can we at least let the guy pitch before we crucify him?

    He may deserve it...but not yet.
    You know, he has pitched before.

    As a reliever he's potentially interesting, as a starter he's straight out of the Milton/Ortiz school of getting walloped. Doesn't help that the Braves have a quality offense. If it were the Cubs or Astros he'd at least have some favorable matchups.
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    You know, he has pitched before.

    As a reliever he's potentially interesting, as a starter he's straight out of the Milton/Ortiz school of getting walloped. Doesn't help that the Braves have a quality offense. If it were the Cubs or Astros he'd at least have some favorable matchups.
    Maybe the change of league can help him. Maybe a new team can get his head on straight.

    Maybe not.


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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    You know, he has pitched before.
    Let us hope he channels the 4 starts he made in the ML this season, he had 2 CG and a sub 2 ERA in those games. Maybe the some of the Braves will be loopy after the night game? 5 Ways and and some Little Kings can hurt the uninitiated.

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Can we at least let the guy pitch before we crucify him?

    He may deserve it...but not yet.
    He pitched last night, and we all know how that turned out.

    He's awful.
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    He pitched last night, and we all know how that turned out.

    He's awful.
    They all pitched last night.

    They all sucked.


    It's one game....one rather ugly game, but one game.

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    I'm not sure he's good....
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500
    I'm not sure he's good....
    None of us sure....but he's not Joe Mays

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Maybe the change of league can help him. Maybe a new team can get his head on straight.

    Maybe not.
    Maybe, but Lohse has 900 IP under his belt and a 4.89 career ERA. He allows too many baserunners and he's got longball issues. Hopping a short flight from Minneapolis to Cincinnati isn't going to make all of that stuff go away. Kyle Lohse is still Kyle Lohse.

    As has been noted elsewhere, the Twins could use another solid starter or two as well and they punted Lohse during a playoff chase. That club knows a thing or two about pitching.

    I'll reiterate, trading for Lohse to be in the pen had some potential upside, trading for Lohse to be in the rotation has monstruous downside. He could play a big role in torpedoing the team's season.
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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Call me crazy (you wouldnt be the first...), but he kind of reminds me of jose acevedo....in that, he has "decent stuff" and will some times dominate the opposition and others will make you wonder why he isnt selling insurance. I give him a pass for last night as I hope it was due alot to jitters, but I cant say that I am surprised that he is starting. I have to assume that with claussens performance and his side session today, they want to keep him in louisville as long as they can.

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    Re: Loshe to start saturday

    Acevedo's a pretty solid comparison.
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