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Postby Grounded Polo » Sun May 25, 2008 12:43 pm

Any updates there? Rotoworld hasn't posted anything since 5/12 and Triple A teams are scared of pitching to him (29 BB vs. 8 K). I guess that DeWitt is playing so well that LaRoche must be 150% ready before coming back.
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Re: Andy LaRoche?

Postby EverybodyHits » Sun May 25, 2008 2:00 pm

i wouldnt expect him to be up before bruce or headley. here's one writer's take:




8. Andy LaRoche, 3B, Dodgers. Gee, I guess the Dodgers have some prospects. LaRoche still hasn't gotten a fair shake at third, and Blake DeWitt's good start has lessened the pain of Nomar Garciaparra's, well, pain. But while DeWitt was a legit prospect, I don't think he's a .318 big league hitter and eventually the Dodgers will want more power out of third base. LaRoche will get a call. It's certainly not right to damn the 24-year-old for 93 at-bats in '07. His OPS at Triple-A Las Vegas right now is 1.066.

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Re: Andy LaRoche?

Postby Montana168 » Sun May 25, 2008 7:39 pm

i think once laroche gets hot again at Las Vegas they will bring him up. even though is OPS is outstanding, his batting average has slipped and he's in a slump. there is no way they are going to bring laroche up when he is slumping and dewitt is hot. once laroche gets it going at AAA, whether dewitt is hot or not, i think we will see him come up.
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Re: Andy LaRoche?

Postby Montana168 » Wed May 28, 2008 11:49 pm

well going back to what i posted above...laroche has gotten very hot. last night alone he went 3-7 4 R, 5 RBI. he pulled his average all the way back up to .282 after it was down around .230-40ish a week ago. with the dodger offense struggling like it is and laroche finding his swing right now, it would be hard to imagine laroche still in the minors this time next week. the dodgers need some kind of offense and you never know laroche could spark the offense much like bruce is doing in cincy. you never know. anything is better than the 1-2 runs per game they are scoring right now. :~(
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Re: Andy LaRoche?

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu May 29, 2008 2:10 pm

Too bad Dewitt is one of the few guys actually hitting. Loney has been a blackhole with the bat at first.
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Re: Andy LaRoche?

Postby EverybodyHits » Fri May 30, 2008 5:36 pm

this is a day old - and kent did come back yesterday. but we'll see. i have a hunch he's up by monday.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, manager Joe Torre "hinted" Wednesday that Andy LaRoche "could be close to being called up" from Triple-A.
LaRoche has been playing first base in addition to the usual third base at Las Vegas, hitting .268/.462/.427 with four homers and 20 RBI in 28 games. Jeff Kent (back) is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday, but if he needs more time off the Dodgers may add another infielder and LaRoche would be the obvious choice. May. 29 - 8:51 am
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