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Adam LaRoche - Any Interest? (Update: ChiSox 2 - $25M)


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He's similar in age and, I'd imagine, contract expectations as Cruz. But he's a better defender. There was talk that the Brewers would go after him, but they just traded for Adam Lind. Any interest in going after him? I doubt there'd be a QO on him.

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He's similar in age and, I'd imagine, contract expectations as Cruz. But he's a better defender. There was talk that the Brewers would go after him, but they just traded for Adam Lind. Any interest in going after him? I doubt there'd be a QO on him.

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Well, there should be a qualifying offer to Cruz, so if LaRoche is expecting a similar contract, shouldn't he get one too?

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Well, there should be a qualifying offer to Cruz, so if LaRoche is expecting a similar contract, shouldn't he get one too?

I'm not following. I would believe that both Cruz and LaRoche would be looking for something like 3/45.

Are you saying that the Nationals would slap one on him? I guess they could, but I wouldn't expect them to because if they wanted him back they'd pick up his $15M option.

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I'm not following. I would believe that both Cruz and LaRoche would be looking for something like 3/45.

Are you saying that the Nationals would slap one on him? I guess they could, but I wouldn't expect them to because if they wanted him back they'd pick up his $15M option.

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They declined his option, which was less. No QO for LaRoche. They have Zimmerman and need a place to play him.

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I'm not following. I would believe that both Cruz and LaRoche would be looking for something like 3/45.

Are you saying that the Nationals would slap one on him? I guess they could, but I wouldn't expect them to because if they wanted him back they'd pick up his $15M option.

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If they put a QO on LaROche, hey would be on the hook for 17 with him. They paid two just to be rid of him. Like we did Nick.

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If they put a QO on LaROche, hey would be on the hook for 17 with him. They paid two just to be rid of him. Like we did Nick.

Yeah, I agree. What do you think his market would be? Is 3/45 too high? In general, not just for the Orioles.

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Yeah, I agree. What do you think his market would be? Is 3/45 too high? In general, not just for the Orioles.

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3/45 would be insane for him. The Nationals had an option for a third of that. If it were reasonable, the could have used the option and traded the best third of a three year contract for added value. The sequence should be 20, 14, 11. To me a 3/30 would be an overpay. 13, 10, 7.

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3/45 would be insane for him. The Nationals had an option for a third of that. If it were reasonable, the could have used the option and traded the best third of a three year contract for added value. The sequence should be 20, 14, 11. To me a 3/30 would be an overpay. 13, 10, 7.

It's the same amount Beltran got last season. At least LaRoche can play. I know he's old, but the market for position players is very thin.

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Sure, but that's what his market was. I think I'm on the high side, but I also think you are too low. I'd bet he'll be closer to 3/45 than 2/16. Of course we'll get to find out.

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Yep. And I never said I'd be comfortable with two 16. You are probably right and whoever signs him will be so awfully sorry. I was really addressing where my comfort for him was. Not what some foolish club might speculate.

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