Maris09 wrote:None of you know what they're original intention was.
They had been looking at VMart for a while, hard to think they didn't consider it a possibility that they'd eventually land him.
Either way they got LaRoche for basically nothing, so I guess why not do it.
I'm assuming V-Mart was Plan A and LaRoche was Plan B.
It just so happens that they pulled the trigger on B first.
If you remember Tampa Bay were also strongly after V-Mart.
When Boston snagged V-Mart they decided that they didn't need LaRoche's bat and opted for Kotchman's defense and longer cost-controlled-ness.
Theo himself said something like that.