Wow – this sure came out of left field. According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Giants offered outfielder Adam LaRoche a two year, 17.5 million dollar deal……..to which he TURNED DOWN because it wasn’t enough money. Say what!?
LaRoche had a very solid season last year after moving to the Braves, .325/.401/.557 with 12 home runs and a .957 OPS in 212 at-bats…not so hot for the Pirates however.
LaRoche also turned 30 this past season, so the thinking that he’ll not only get a more lucrative offer but a longer one seems like wishful thinking. I for one, am glad he turned the Giants down…despite their need for some more pop.