On Rant Sports, Brad Berreman examines the possibility of bringing back the top remaining FA starting pitcher.
MLB Rumors: Will The Minnesota Twins Add A Familiar Starting Pitcher?
He concludes that the Twins probably won't (and probably shouldn't) but it's a good synopsis of the challenges Lohse faces in dealing with teams, despite a really, really good year in 2012. His last line...
I'll ask - is there a deal out there that would work for the Twins and Lohse? For instance, would you sign off on a 1 year/$10M deal, knowing it's going to cost the Twins their 2nd round pick. Would having the chance at giving him a qualified offer next year, and potentially regaining that pick, balance it at all?Quote:
Unless he can be signed to a one or two-year deal at a reasonable price, the Twins need to stay far away here and let another team overpay for Lohse’s services.