I know I have been guilty of trying to trade him just about every week but you have to wonder now if the team might look to work out a 3 year deal with him this offseason or something. You have to think that after playing for so many teams, he'd really like the idea of playing here with our future for the next couple of years. Hell, you let a guy like LaRoche go and the next thing you know, you're (over)paying $90 million in 2 years to get his exact offensive equivalent at first base. The Phillies would KILL for 4 years of 2012 LaRoche numbers out of Ryan Howard for their $125 million.
Yeah he's streaky as hell but he's still going to put up 30+ homers this year and play great defense at first. And guys like him tend to keep their power into their mid-30s so you might even get a 36 homer year out of him at a bargain price.
Ok, back to watching ping pong.