Nationals Notes: Strasburg, LaRoche

The latest on the Nationals…

  • Stephen Strasburg hasn't yet qualified for arbitration, but that won't prevent him from earning a salary comparable to that of an accomplished first time eligible starter. Strasburg will earn $3.9MM in 2013, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. The right-hander signed a record contract after the Nationals selected him first overall in 2009.
  • Adam LaRoche hasn’t been in contact with the Nationals about a possible contract extension in about a week, the free agent first baseman told Bill Ladson of MLB.com (Twitter link). Kilgore reported last week that the sides has established some parameters for a new deal.


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11 Comments on "Nationals Notes: Strasburg, LaRoche"


ugotrpk3113
2 years 8 months ago

I pray Laroche hits the market. I truly believe he would be an excellent fit in Boston for the next couple years.

Don’t have my hopes up though…

Mike
2 years 8 months ago

Remember when LaRoche was on the Red Sox back in ’09 for a week? Why did they think Casey Kotchman was the better 1B?

ugotrpk3113
2 years 8 months ago

Just one of many really bad decisions after 07.

Daniel T
2 years 8 months ago

I highly doubt LaRoche is in D.C. next year.. Makes sense to allow for him to hit the market and move Morse out of the OF

Natsfan89
2 years 8 months ago

Highly doubt is a little strong. LaRoche legitimately wants to stay in DC and the Nationals have a good deal of payroll flexibility.

Daniel T
2 years 8 months ago

I say highly doubt because I think LaRoche wants a multi-year deal and Rizzo would only be willing to give him 1 year. Though I suppose there could be a compromise, with a 1 year deal and a player option for the 2nd year.. Who knows? I wouldn’t be against having him with the team next year

William Kafer
2 years 8 months ago

Honestly, I’m pretty sure I’d rather see them trade Morse and re-sign LaRoche to play first.

Fishman27
2 years 8 months ago

I think laroche to the orioles on a 3/48 with an option

ugotrpk3113
2 years 8 months ago

Yikes.. That would be surprising (to the Dodgers, not so much)

You Know Who
2 years 8 months ago

What about the dodgers they already have a 1b who’s better good the last time I checked

ugotrpk3113
2 years 8 months ago

It was more of a joke at how they are throwing lots of money around. That 3 years 48 mil would be in Dodgers ballpark, but no one else’s