Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I'd like to win now but 1) our window should not be closed over the next two years and 2) I outlined that LaRoche would not even add a whole lot of value to the club.
ofahn wrote:Again, many of us BELIEVE that Betemit can be a run producer against RH pitching as the DH; but we KNOW that Davis is a developing run producer and would make DH an almost sure thing.
If we sign LaRoche we could trade Betemit and use Reimold and Valencia against tough LHs at DH and LF. LaRoche won't guarantee a playoff appearance in 2013, but IMO he would take us one step closer.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:he will probably regress even further next year (and even more the year after that if he gets 3 years
I've been very clear that three years is a DEAL BREAKER for me.
birdwatcher55 wrote:Six reasons I would sign him:
-- The 24th pick in a mediocre draft is no huge loss. We are not picking fourth anymore.
-- Laroche hit 33 homers and drove in 100 runs last season for the Nats.
-- He would give the Orioles a nice MOO bat sandwiched between Adam and Chris and would find OPACY and it's short dimensions to his liking.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:He should still regress (which includes his defense) next year and the year after that (more so in the second year).
I challenge anyone to come up with a better bat, that has a better glove, at a position we can accommodate, for a reasonable salary, on a contract that doesn't commit us to "bad contract years".
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:they have movable parts and platoon options including McLouth, Reimold, Davis, Betemit, and Valencia. Adding Laroche would subtract one of those players
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