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Adam LaRoche traded

Postby chargerss24 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:40 pm

From CBS Sportsline

News: "The Pirates' two-month wait to try to swing a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche ended Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed closer Mike Gonzalez and another player. The trade is subject to physicals for the players required by the two teams, according to a baseball official familiar with the negotiations who requested anonymity because the deal was still being finalized. The identify of the other player was not immediately known. The Pirates, who hit a NL-low 141 homers during a 95-loss season last year, have been desperate to add a left-handed power bat to take advantage of PNC Park's short right-field deck. They targeted LaRoche weeks ago, but the Braves previously sought both Gonzalez and one of the Pirates' young starting pitchers."

Analysis: "The 27-year-old LaRoche hit .285 with 32 homers and 90 RBI last season and was seventh in the NL with a .561 slugging percentage. He is expected to be a major addition to a Pirates lineup that, except for Jason Bay (35 homers), had no player with more than 16 homers last season. Consider LaRoche a solid option at the position because he's at the prime age, but he loses some Fantasy intrigue here because of the Pirates' noticably poor supporting cast."
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Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:18 pm

i just thought of this: Why didnt the tigers offer Rodney and say an OF(monroe/granderson) to Atlanta for Laroche? It seems as though they could use a left handed power 1st baseman and could afford the pitching.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:02 pm

Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
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