Afternoon affair today: Kyle Lohse and Randy Keisler at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. With an outstanding 1.91 ERA, what is Kyle Lohse doing? Why, he’s talking about signing an extension with the Reds! Good for him; there’s nothing like dealing from a position of strength.
While I’m ecstatic over Lohse’s start, I would hope the Reds wouldn’t dive head first into a commitment to Lohse just yet. It has only been a few starts. If the Reds really believe he’s overcome his inconsistency problems, they may decide to start talking. Don’t forget, however, that Lohse’s agent is Scott Boras, so he won’t come cheaply.
Anyway, the Reds need to win today to take the series vs. the Cards, and that would be a nice start to the road trip. Avoid your work and discuss it here.
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