As spring training begins all around Major League Baseball, there is one quality free agent that is still waiting for a new job in Kyle Lohse. This would be a great opportunity for the Milwaukee Brewers to scoop Lohse up and give their pitching staff a much-needed boost. Lohse won’t be cheap though and that could sway Milwaukee in their decision.
Lohse went 16-3 last season and is 30-11 over the last two seasons. It looks to me that Lohse is hitting the prime of his career late. The Brewers have just Yovani Gallardo and a bunch of probable No. 4 and No. 5 starters right now in their pitching staff after letting Shaun Marcum leave in free agency.
There is a chance in the National League Central to make some noise if Milwaukee could just get another pitcher behind Gallardo. It is a deal that would likely take four years and about $50 million which Milwaukee may not be able to handle in their payroll, but you have to make every effort to improve your team.
It is going to very rough on the Brewers to win on a consistent basis with the other starters behind Gallardo being fairly inexperienced. It is going to take a move like signing Lohse to put the team back on the right track. You can only go so far with the rotation that Milwaukee presently has put together. It is time to be bold in Milwaukee and that means going out and signing Lohse to improve the 2013 product.