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    Re: Kyle Lohse

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    His best value to the Reds may very well be as trade bait at the deadline, assuming he continues pitching well.
    It looks like the Reds waited too long. I was an advocate of trading Lohse in the off-season before the arbitration season got into swing. If the Braves could get Rafael Soriano for Horacio Ramirez ...

    Now it appears that the cold weather boost of April has turned into the reality of May. Lohse' ERA is up to 4.75 and is over 8 since the weather warmed-up.

    Any thoughts of a top prospect are gone IMO. The Reds will be best served to look for an undervalued young major leaguer at an area of need for Lohse at this point. Looking back, teams probably weren't fooled by his hot start anyway just as last night's debacle probably didn't effect his value either. I think the league knows who and what he is and the board was right all along. Lohse is a bottom of the rotation starter who costs too much. He may prove an upgrade for a contender where the difference between completely horrible and pretty bad might mean something and that has some value. Time to cash in is fast approaching.
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    Re: Kyle Lohse

    slipping off the front of the Lohse bandwagon, without anyone noticing....
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    Re: Kyle Lohse

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    I just dont see Krivsky trading any good starting pitchers he has unless its impossible to re-sign them. How many of us thought he could or would resign Arroyo? I bet many of us thought Arroyo would be traded for prospects when the time came. Krivsky will do everything he can to resign Lohse if he proves himself on the field.
    Arroyo was a completely different situation. The Reds had him locked up for two more years -- making negotiations much easier in the offseason. Lohse can be a free agent after this season and is looking for the biggest payday he can get. The Reds need to trade him as soon as they can find some value in return. There will be one team out there willing to overpay a little bit for a back of rotation starter like Lohse. But the Reds better not wait too long while he continues his slump and/or gets hurt. Trade him as soon as you can.

    (Same deal for Milton, but the Reds would have to eat some of his salary obviously.)

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    Re: Kyle Lohse

    I've never seen a guy look so dominant at some times and then his next start or even his next inning have the complete inability to retire a hitter. It's not like he gives up a lot of cheap hits. When he loses it, opposing hitters hit rocket shots. It doesn't make any sense to me, it's almost like the batters know what is coming. I'm guessing this is the Kyle Lohse that the Twins grew tired of...
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    Re: Kyle Lohse

    Last night was obviously very ugly, but I still like Lohse as a 3-4 guy in the rotation.

    He's done more good than bad this season, and if not for the bad defense and some unfortuante luck (2 things he can't control), that 4.75 ERA would be much lower. He has been less effective lately, but overall he has pitched very well, and as long as he continues a similar pace, the ERA will likely come down to a reasonable number. He's not a great bet over a number of seasons, but for the short term, I see him pitching more effectively. If that happens, his trade value should be very high knowing the market for pitchin right now.


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