Brewers Welcome Kyle Lohse

We've all heard the stories of players taking out a full page ad when they leave a team.  But a team taking out a full page ad to welcome a new player?  That's a new one.

Just days after inking Kyle Lohse to a three-year deal worth $33 million, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the signing in grand fashion.

The ad, while clever, is interesting.  I mean, are they trying to win over the fans?  If so, why?!?  Lohse's numbers over the past two seasons (30-11, 3.11 ERA) speak for themselves. 

And if that isn't enough…just listen to Aramis Ramirez.

"He's a quality starting pitcher," the Brewers third baseman said. "I've faced him a lot. He's a real smart pitcher. He's not overpowering, but every five days he's going to give you a chance to win.  He's a real good pitcher."

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.