Tag archive for ‘Adam laRoche’

Napoli deal still uncertain as Red Sox show interest in Morse

By Jeff Louderback With the status of Mike Napoli‘s three-year, $39 million contract with the Boston Red Sox still not signed, the club is reportedly talking to the Washington Nationals about Mike Morse, according to multiple media reports. The 31-year-old Napoli verbally agreed to the deal at the winter meetings in December, but the the [...]

Five potential first base trade targets for Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback With the debut of spring training six weeks away, the Boston Red Sox still do not have a starting first baseman. Their 40-man roster lacks a true first baseman since Mauro Gomez is best suited as a DH, David Ortiz is a DH and Jarrod Saltalamacchia has played just 40 Major League [...]

Napoli or LaRoche, who is the better option?

By Jeff Louderback Who will provide the power at first base for the Boston Red Sox in 2013? That is a question yet to be answered. It appeared that the team found a solution during the winter meetings earlier in December when Mike Napoli and the Red Sox agreed to a three-year, $39 million. The [...]

What “thunder” will Red Sox add to lineup?

By Jeff Louderback As David Ortiz told WEEI on Thursday, the Red Sox “need some thunder” in the lineup. As the MLB Winter Meetings open next week, the club continues to search for a right fielder and a first baseman to upgrade the batting order. For the first base vacancy, Boston appears to be focused [...]

Why signing Adam LaRoche makes sense for the Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Free of the cumbersome long-term contracts that accompanied Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, the Red Sox have said they will be cautious about free agent signings this offseason and in the future.  Yet, because they have significant payroll flexibility – thank you, Los Angeles Dodgers – Boston has the money to make [...]

Ludwick, LaRoche are two players Red Sox should pursue

By Jeff Louderback If you believe general manager Ben Cherington, the Red Sox have learned their lesson of mimicking the Yankees and handing out an assortment of high-dollar, long-term free agent contracts. Instead, he says the team will take a similar approach to what it did in 2003 and 2004, bringing in Dirt Dawg style [...]

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