Ryan Dempster vs Kyle Lohse
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Would You Rather?
by Johanna Wagner
Ryan Dempster vs Kyle Lohse
This post was written by Johanna Wagner on November 14, 2012
Posted Under: Would You Rather?

This week’s installment of ‘Would you Rather’ pits two veteran pitchers who aren’t exactly at the top of the free agent class against each other.  Dempster is a little older, a solid innings eater and a great leader in the clubhouse.  Lohse had his best year last year, and just turned down a $13 million 1-year qualifying offer in hopes of getting a longer term deal.  That $13 million would be the largest paycheck he has ever gotten, btw.

So, who would you prefer to have in the middle of your rotation?  Would you go more than two-years on either?

Tell us what you think.

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Reader Comments

Definitely Lohse after coming off such a great year. I definitely think he needs to stay in the NL. I would only sign 2 years max. Both are too old for long term contracts.

Written By Mallory on November 14th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

You must be kidding, I’d take Dempster anyday over Lohse!

Written By Thurston MacBride on November 15th, 2012 @ 10:28 am

Lohse has shown he can pitch well in the NL, and be a solid 2 or 3 starter, but his innings totals just aren’t all the great until this past year. Can he do that again?

Dempster struggled in the Texas heat, and his age is a huge factor but he will eat innings and be a leader in the clubhouse. The question is do you have enough young pitching that a strong- solid veteran pitcher in your #4 or #5 spot will make you stronger- or do you need someone who can fill the #2 spot in most situations. Dempster can play a #2 but probably isn’t that guy anymore.

Written By Johanna Wagner on November 17th, 2012 @ 7:25 am

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