ofahn wrote:I don't see 2013 as a championship year but I don't want regress, either. If the pitching continues to develop then we're a 90 win team. A little luck and we could be back in the post season. Why not add ONE reasonably priced piece that would give us a chance to keep the fans excited in September?
Is anyone really that excited by Adam LaRoche? As I noted above I really do not believe LaRoche would add more than 1 win to this team.
ofahn wrote:I agree with your evaluation that LaRoche's production will decline in the second year. So, let's suppose it drops to what we might have gotten from Reynolds THIS year if we would have picked up his option. Less than two million more for BETTER defense and the same production. When you consider that we don't have anyone in our system that would give us the same level of play, I see the value in the signing.
LaRoche is a solid player. I am not here to deny he would be an upgrade, but there is no value when you consider the money.