Phillies No Longer Looking To Lohse

Word is that Philadelphia has dropped out of the bidding on Kyle Lohse. The sticking point with the Phillies was the Lohse camp, headed by agent Scott Boras, insisting on a fourth years and the Phillies refusing to give more than three. Boras claims to have a bidder at four years which is believed to be the Mets. I don’t get it. The guy is 63-74 with a 4.82 ERA over his career and hasn’t had a winning season since 2003 when he went 14-11. How is he able to demand a fourth year and an annual salary of around $10 million? Baseball is a weird business.

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