Have people gotten so sour on ALR that even if he would agree to a 2 year contract, we'd tell him "too late"?
We should know relatively soon if the deal is even still on the table. The Rangers might have been the next best landing spot for LaRoche and they are most likely no longer interested.
Maybe the O's or Indians, but there is still the draft pick thing for the O's and whether or not LaRoche would actually want to play for either team. Maybe Seattle is still interested.
We are already past the 'soft deadline' of Christmas so it wouldn't be bad faith to pull the deal now. He might have to settle for playing for a non-contender somewhere.