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Friday, November 21, 2014

MLB.com: White Sox Land Adam LaRoche With 2 Year/$25M Deal

The White Sox added a veteran power bat to mix with their young sluggers Friday evening, agreeing to a two-year, $25-million contract with first baseman Adam LaRoche, sources have told MLB.com.

The agreement was first reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

LaRoche, 35, is an 11-year Major League veteran who spent the past four seasons with the Nationals, hitting .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBIs in 2014.

Guys the Pirates discarded years ago are the new market inefficiency? Evidently the White Sox believe so.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Update on Marlins’ free agent moves; Behind-the-scenes nuggets on Stanton negotiations | Sports Buzz

A bunch of Marlins tidbits.

All Marlins talk in the wake of today’s press conference for Giancarlo Stanton’s historic 13-year, $325 million deal:

### By accepting below-market salaries of $6.5 million and $9 million over the next two seasons, Stanton has given the Marlins flexibility to augment. And the Marlins are acting quickly.

According to a source, the Marlins have made a two-year, $20 million offer to free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, who hit .259 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for Washington in 2014.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 20, 2014 at 07:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adam laroche, giancarlo stanton, marlins

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Adam LaRoche accepts that he must step aside to make room for Ryan Zimmerman

Adam Kilgore in the Washington Post-

... this October was likely LaRoche’s last ride with the Nationals — the last time the beloved teammate, dependable first baseman, genial outdoorsman and charitable man will wear a Nationals uniform. If the decision was his to make, in a vacuum, LaRoche would finish his career in Washington. He knows it is not, and he is okay with that.


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Adam LaRoche joins Harold Baines with historically-rare achievement

LaRoche took his third at-bat in the 14th inning with runners on the corners and one out. The 34-year-old hit into what appeared to be an inning-ending double play, but hustled down the line and beat out Dee Gordon‘s throw to first base and the Nationals took a 6-5 lead. LaRoche had driven in his fifth run. Asdrubal Cabrera then homered and the Nats hung on to win 8-5 in 14 innings.

How often has a player entered the game in the ninth inning or later and accrued five RBI? Just one other time in baseball history. Harold Baines accomplished the feat for the Orioles in 1999 against the White Sox.

Wild game.  Baines wins this matchup though, he had an RBI triple and scored the tying run in the ninth and then hit a walk off grand slam in the tenth.

BBref has Baines career earnings for his 22 season, 2866 hit career as $24.6 million.  B.J. Upton has made nearly $26 million the last two season in Atlanta for hitting .196/.275/.307.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 04, 2014 at 04:39 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: adam laroche, dodgers, nats

 

 

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