The Pros and Cons of the Red Sox Acquiring Kyle Lohse

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The Pros and Cons of the Red Sox Acquiring Kyle Lohse
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Kyle Lohse would be a great addition to the Red Sox' starting rotation, which struggled in 2012.

Who says the Red Sox’s offseason is over?

There’s still a top free-agent starting pitcher available—one who was even ranked No. 6 in Keith Law’s top 50 free agents on ESPN.com.

The Red Sox already added Ryan Dempster to the starting rotation, but adding another profile starting pitcher couldn’t hurt.

Right?

To acquire Kyle Lohse, the Red Sox would have to surrender both a draft pick and a two-year or three-year contract worth approximately $15 million per season.

However, Boston would get a pitcher with a 30-11 record, 3.11 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over the last two seasons in return.

Lohse could help a lot of teams, especially the Red Sox, whose starters collectively posted a 5.19 ERA in 2012.

The following slides reveal three pros and three cons of the Red Sox acquiring Lohse in the final months of the offseason.

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