The Milwaukee Brewers may avoid the free agent pitching market this offseason, and for good reason.
Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza began the season at the top of Milwaukee's rotation, but they have both pitched their way out of the rotation. The Brewers are a combined 16-31 in their starts.
Lohse is in the final year of a three-year, $33 million deal, while Garza is at the midpoint of a four-year, $50 million contract.
Lohse and Garza aren't the only free-agent pitching additions that haven't worked out in recent years. They gave Jeff Suppan a four-year, $40 million deal before the 2007 season, then the largest deal in team history, and he was largely a disappointment.
Randy Wolf (three years, $27.8 million) also failed to deliver the expected return.