The Milwaukee Brewers have two big names in Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse that have suddenly been popping up in a variety of MLB trade rumors as contending teams try to get in on the action.
Both Gallardo and Lohse have attractive contracts that could help them make a major difference on a contender. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has the details on why Gallardo and Lohse are garnering so much interest (h/t Zach Links):
The Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse wouldn’t figure to be in high demand, but their respective contracts make them attractive to contending clubs. The upcoming free agent market will be thin in starters and guys like Garza, Josh Johnson, and Ricky Nolasco will want at least three or four years. Gallardo and Lohse are under club control for two more years at below market salary – Lohse makes $11MM in 2014 and 2015 while Gallardo makes $11.25MM with a $13MM club option for 2015.
It’s easy to see why the Brewers phones may be ringing off the hook. Both have very friendly contracts and could step in right away and make a difference in the short-term.
We don’t know the exact details of who may be interested, but it sounds as if the Brewers will be in a nice position as the MLB trade deadline approaches.
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