Quick Report from one of the big guys
The Phillies Assistant Ruben Amaro Jr. recently held a chat with Phillies fans regarding the current situation as the countdown to Clearwater begins. While many of the questions had typos and repetitive, one important question asks was regarding resigning Kyle Loshe. Except for the fact that Loshe blew one of the NLDS games in October, the RHP did provide several quality starts during the season. Loshe is currently in the prime pitching year and would require a lenghty deal but considering how no other team has signed him in this pencil thin pitching market may drop the price. One of the larger obstacles is his agent Scott Boras. Boras is a pain in the ass to deal with! Heard of this name before. Boras is also the agent of 3b A-rod and other high profile players. This guy thinks the dollar bill is worth the same amount as yen and always goes for the big bucks. I also think that Loshe is going to come to his senses during this offseason an think of the big picture. He is clearly not a "ACE" of any team and like any other baseball player wants to have a successful playoff team. Hopefully, Loshe will resign with the Phillies and become the fourth or fifth starter. He is a huge upgrade from Adam Eaton and Freddy Garcia combined.