Lohse is a non-factor...he will not show up when it matters, ask ALL Twins fans.
The Twins by getting rid of Luis Castillo have actually fired up the team, they have gone on a three game winning streak saying "we're not done yet" and remain six back in the wild card chase. I think the Twins got rid of Castillo this year (save $2 million remaining on contract and $6 million next year) and they will try to get rid of Joe Nathan's $6 million dollar contract and make a run for Hunter at seasons end.
I don't think thats smart. I LOVE Hunter but he is not going to repeat this year and he is not getting younger. I don't think you shell out $16 million to this guy. Save it and get a free agent third baseman, DH and center fielder for next year.