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  1. Opening bids of 5 or more years at $18 million/year or higher will be accepted.

    Comment by $cott Bora$ — August 27, 2012 @ 9:47 am

  2. * considered (highest will be accepted)

    Comment by $cott Bora$ — August 27, 2012 @ 9:48 am

  3. Sold.

    Comment by Ned Coletti — August 27, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  4. Not if I have anything to do about it.

    Kyle’s just old enough for me to sign him.

    Comment by Brian Sabean — August 27, 2012 @ 10:27 am

  5. If only I had a job!

    Comment by Ed Wade — August 27, 2012 @ 10:45 am

  6. What’s the difference between fip and xfip and sierra

    Comment by Don Draper — August 27, 2012 @ 11:36 am

  7. There is some really good analysis of what Lohse does beyond what the ERA estimators capture to achieve his success in 2nd and 3rd to last paragraphs here. Nice work. I really firmly believe that incorporating O-swing, and O-contact %’s into pitcher analysis will help us understand pitchers like Lohse who prevent runs at a better clip than xFIP et al tell us they should.

    Comment by Scott Clarkson — August 27, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  8. I think it’s time you fessed up to the truth Dick.

    Comment by bjs2025 — August 27, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

  9. Red sox is what I’m thinking. The economics of free agency is real interesting. Lohse’s pay depends nearly as much on the market landscape as it does his age and performance. What Greinke does, who signs him, what teams are left, etc will all change it. If the angels resign Greinke and Boston decides 34 year old pitchers aren’t a good idea, it could drive his price down. Although if animal Sanchez signs before him, it could cause a bidding war between 2 remaining teams, or if there is only one potential home left, he could be an incredible discount.

    Comment by Antonio bananas — August 27, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

  10. The question is: Do the Cards offer him a qualifying offer?

    Comment by roadbird — August 27, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

  11. Absolutely. As I understand it, there’s no length requirement. So 1 yr at $13 million would be perfectly fine with the Cards, to ensure getting a pick back.

    Comment by tz — August 27, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

  12. I hope your ready for him accepting.

    Comment by Fiery Furnaces — August 27, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

  13. What are the odds that Lohse signs a big contract to go back to the AL and ends up being one of the league’s worst starters? I would say>75%.

    Comment by Cus — August 27, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

  14. I wonder if Theo gambles on him for a sign and trade. Or Beane. Actually, if I’m basically any team in a larger ballpark, I probably try to sign and trade. 4/50 would be max I’d go though in case it bites me.

    Comment by Antonio Bananas — August 28, 2012 @ 1:33 am

  15. Oh my god, another fucking article that doens’t adjust for league average 0-Swing and other Zone stats. Do you guys just forget or are you trying to mislead us?

    Comment by vivaelpujols — August 29, 2012 @ 1:51 am

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