Showing posts with label Adam LaRoche. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adam LaRoche. Show all posts


Adam LaRoche Gets Two-Year Deal from Nationals

Adam LaRoche and the Washington Nationals have finalized a contract worth roughly $16 million over two years.

After losing hard-hitting first baseman Adam Dunn to the Chicago White Sox via free agency, the Nationals attempted to fill that void by grabbing LaRoche off the free agent market.

LaRoche, 31, batted just .261 with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, but nailed 25 home runs with a career-high 100 RBI.


Julio Lugo: What Took So Long?

sucking soundThere are some players that teams just seem to hang on to for no good reason, for far too long. Julio Lugo was that guy for the Boston Red Sox.

But a day after falling out of first place in the American League East, the team finally got rid of him and added a little depth to their roster. Lugo, who signed a free agent contract worth $36 million for four-years before the 2007 season, was designated for assignment Friday, but is still owed $13 million through next season.

Live and learn.


Adam LaRoche Avoids Arbitraion

Side-stepping arbitration, first baseman Adam LaRoche -- whose first name is actually David -- agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, with his eye still set on a multi-year deal.

Traded by the Atlanta Braves last season for reliever Mike Gonzalez, LaRoche batted .272 with 21 home runs and 88 RBI overall. After a horrible start where his average dropped to .191 in late May, he bounced back to hit .326 over the final 77 games of the season.

The Bucs have four players who are still eligible for arbitration, including second baseman Freddy Sanchez, third baseman Jose Bautista, outfielder Xavier Nady, and lefty John Grabow.