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Who would you rather keep?

Adam LaRoche
68 (60.7%)
Michael Morse
44 (39.3%)

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Offline Slateman

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #350: November 30, 2012, 02:37:02 PM »
From a probability view, Morse.  Because there is more data on LaRoche to indicate that 2012 was a spike, and no such data on Morse.  For Morse, it was his first full season, and 2012 may be discounted because of injuries.   On the other hand if the question were posed: who is more likely to hit 25 homeruns and drive in 100 runs, it's LaRoche.

Disagree. For one, Morse has shown plenty of power. He hit 18 home runs in 102 games last year. That puts him on pace for 27 in a 155 games, not counting how much of the first month he just wasn't quite ready yet. RBIs are a result of baserunners. 2011 Morse would have easily had 100+ RBIs in 2012.

Offensively, Morse > Laroche. And with offense far and exceeding defense at that position, Morse seems like the obvious winner to me. Couple that with getting another 1st round pick out of Laroche walking and I'm going with Morse next season. Love Laroche, but not for 3 years.