Red Sox, Rangers Pursuing Adam LaRoche

The Red Sox and Rangers are pursuing free agent Adam LaRoche, major league sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The first baseman has garnered enough interest that he is expected to reject the Nationals' one-year, $13.3MM qualifying offer by Friday's deadline.

Morosi writes that the Rangers' interest in the 33-year-old is yet another sign that Texas is preparing for life without Josh Hamilton in 2013 and beyond.  The Red Sox, meanwhile, have been linked to LaRoche for a good while as they look to fill their void at first base.


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25 Comments on "Red Sox, Rangers Pursuing Adam LaRoche"


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2 years 7 months ago

Actually, LaRoche is a great fit with the Red Sox. Great defense, solid offensively. Not a bad replacement for A-Gon, though I expected him to re-up with Washington.

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Thomas Webb
2 years 7 months ago

I see him going back there to

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MadmanTX
2 years 7 months ago

Rangers going to create a logjam at first with Moreland and Young already there. One could DH, but neither would do the job well.

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mlbscout6
2 years 7 months ago

Adam Laroche turning down $13 Mil?….Yikes. It’s gonna be an expensive winter for anyone looking for infield help.

White Sox would have been wise to pickup that Youkills option, if for no other reason, then to trade him. That’s KW for you though.

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towney007
2 years 7 months ago

LIkely turning down one year, not the cash.

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2 years 7 months ago

bingo

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Runtime
2 years 7 months ago

Hey now…
Adam Lind is available…

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towney007
2 years 7 months ago

Red Sox need projectable bats. LaRoche isn’t sexy and is coming off a year he’s not likely to replicate, but solid defense and power that should play well in Boston works fine. If they can keep it at 2 years, $25-$30 million, that’s just fine. I have a feeling Napoli will be about $10-$15 million more than LaRoche and put up similar production at the plate while LaRoche is a better defender. My guess is anyone who kicks tires on Napoli would probably rather have LaRoche.

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Giorgi Almonte
2 years 7 months ago

I picked Laroche to sign with the Red Sox