Spring Training is underway, and MLB players have reported and are gearing up for the World Baseball Classic and Opening Day. One notable exception is Kyle Lohse, easily the top remaining unsigned free agent.
Having declined a qualifying offer worth $13.3-million for 2013 and having draft pick compensation attached to him, it appears the demand for his services did not unfold the way he and agent Scott Boras expected at the beginning of the offseason. There is always the possibility that Boras will pull another rabbit out of his proverbial hat and find a large value multiyear deal for Lohse, but at this point the requirement to forfeit their top draft seems to have had a materially adverse effect on what Lohse will end up with. But is there a potential way around the draft pick compensation? …Read More →