As Rafael Soriano signed with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, agent Scott Boras still has two prominent free agents on the market: Michael Bourn and the soon-to-be former Cardinal Kyle Lohse. In a text message sent yesterday, Boras stated that “talent has no wristwatch,” referring to the fact that in all likelihood, Bourn and Lohse will sign soon enough with a team and will make an extremely lucrative amount of money.
At this point last year, people were wondering what was going to happen to Prince Fielder, as he was having some trouble finding a team to play for as well. Of course, we all know that he ended up alright. When Carlos Beltran signed a seven-year deal with the Mets back in 2005, it took him until mid-January as well.
We reported last week that Lance Berkman recommended to his new general manager, Jon Daniels, that they take a look at Lohse. Despite them signing Kyle McClellan on Tuesday, I think the Rangers are still looking for a difference maker that will bring them not only a pennant but finally a World Series after simply being finalists in two of the last three years.
It’s just ironic what’s happening to Lohse. He had a career year in 2012 going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA, yet he can’t find a job because teams are weary of his 34-year-old arm and the fact that he would come at the expense of a high draft pick. Last week, Lohse said that he hasn’t spoken to John Mozeliak in a few months, so it’s basically a near certainty that he will not be returning to St. Louis. Be sure to keep up with CardsBlog as we will be sure to let you know the latest rumors and news regarding Kyle Lohse.