Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse was claimed off waivers by the Braves but the Brewers withdrew his name. Photo Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Claimed Kyle Lohse - Brewers Said No


According to Ken Rosenthal the Braves claimed Kyle Lohse when the Brewers put him on waivers earlier this month. They wanted Lohse who they passed up in last years free agent market as a replacement for Tim Hudson. The Brewers withdrew the waivers and no trade talk ever got going.  Lohse has  $22M and two years left on his contract  with the BrewCrew.  The Braves apparently didn’t try to land Jake Peavy however as he told Rosenthal that he would have rearranged money to facilitate a trade to the Cardinals or any team that wanted him.

Hudson’s injury and the return of Brandon Beachy’s elbow coupled with the ineffectiveness of Paul Maholm leaves the weight of the Braves post season hopes on the young shoulders of Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen and Alex Wood. The Waiver trade deadline for players to be eligible for the post season roster is 31 August.

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  • Mike

    Are any of you getting worried about the rest of the season? Seems like the cards handled the braves easily. Or am I just getting over worried?

    • fireboss

      I’ve been concerned about a lineup built on home runs and pitching built on rookies and the hope that a TJ surgery starter will be back to lead the way. Having said that there’s not a lot we can do at this point. Heyward getting on base put opposing pitchers in trouble and the rest got better pitches to hit. Without that they’re what they were before, beating up on weak pitchers and getting skinned by the best. Now they are betting on Heyward coming back for the playoffs and being who he was right away. I think they’ll hold on to the NL east because they are more talented than most they’ll face. Other than that it’s anyone’s guess. But that’s just me

      • Matthew Jones

        Don’t forget they’ll be depending on a player that thus far has hit .180 and 20 homers AND who just had eye surgery.

        • fireboss

          I keep trying to forget that but when I watch there they are…

        • carpengui

          Never mind the one hitting .182 with only 8 homers who didn’t even have bad eyes to blame for his performance.

          • fireboss

            don’t pay attention to the an behind the curtain…

    • carpengui

      While the pitching has been exemplery during the year, it is truly hanging by a thread right now. Of course, I’m one who suggested Peavy back in July… and would have been happy with Lohse. Unfortunately, the Brewers did the stupid thing I thought they’d do.

      • fireboss

        Yea I wanted Peavy as well but was soundly chastised because he’s injury prone. As I type this he’s into the 7th in LA leading 6-1 with only 83 pitches. Who needs that anyway?

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  • Larswald

    We’ll make the playoffs and then get swept…with Uggla and BJ Upton hitting below the Mendoza line…probably no JHey…and no Hudson or Beachy…no Venters or O’Flaherty. Did you know that BJ has twice as many strikeouts as hits? I found that to be amazing. I don’t think even the Big Donkey has ever had a year like that. There is probably no hope of advancing beyond the first round.

    • fireboss

      Not sure we’ll get swept but it will take a combination of the best pitcher’s having off days and our lineup waking up to keep us in it for the long run