I think a lot depends on morse and how strong Rizzo's desire to land the whale is- if morse come back and plays like he did last year, and Rizzo still wants the whale, morse or LaRoche has to be delt in the off season
I think if LaRoche continues his hitting and Morse regains what he did last year the "white whale "is superflous. That being said ALR historically slow starts are a distant memory except to me. The only thing different that I can see is that he almost had a full season off last year and now is raking. I just don't know where that fits into the equation. I don't want to be a debbie downer but he certainly is our MVP this year no matter if ALL of our SP continue to roll.