Re: LaRouche for Kotchman Trade....why???
posted at 12/28/2012 1:16 PM EST
In response to dannycater's comment:
On LaRoche, I remember all.
1. Number 1 goal to get AGON by 2012 pre-season
2. No intention to keep Beltre, none, no matter that he was a fan favorite and one of the best 3rd basemen in the game who loved hitting in Fenway.
3. Youks was going to play 3b even though he had turned into a terrific defensive 1b. No intention to replace Youks cuz of his contract. Fast forward, and they couldn't get rid of him fast enough.
4. Overpays for CC, overpays for Lackey, gives Beckett 50 mil extension for absolutely no reason at all, with no basis of performance behind it.
.....LaRoche never had to be traded. If he sits on the Sox bench, who cares that he sits on the Sox bench. Injuries and other factors always seems to allow for guys to thrive, guys to get a ton of at bats. Happened with Reddick, happened with the OFs last year. If the fear factor is a guy sitting on a bench, if he's hitting the way LaRoche hit in his short stint, he NEVER GETS TO THE BENCH.
'The way he's hitting'? Are you talking about the 1 HR and .263 OBP?
And if we wanted LaRoche, why didn't we just sign him after the season? I don't remember a single person wanting to sign him, which makes sense, SINCE HE DIDN'T HAVE A POSITION TO PLAY.
So the game plan here was to pay him $2.3M+, let him sit on the bench, have him complain that we were killing his market value, and then say adios, thanks for keeping the bench warm?