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Who would you rather keep?

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

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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #625: December 13, 2012, 03:27:26 PM »
Anyone else hoping he gets linked to lohan during his spiral?  TMZ has to be happy

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #626: December 13, 2012, 03:28:38 PM »
Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP
Source says the Rangers have not pushed hard for Adam LaRoche. Seems like they'll look at other options first after Hamilton's departure.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #627: December 13, 2012, 03:29:40 PM »
Texas fan I talked to thinks (hopes) they move Kinsler to first and bring up Profar.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #628: December 13, 2012, 03:29:44 PM »
Well yeah.  They're desperate.

I don't think they're that desperate.  Heck, some folks in here don't want to give ALR 3 years so it's possible that the Rangers aren't going to run out and do it.  A lot of overreaction IMO. 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #629: December 13, 2012, 03:30:20 PM »
Anyone else hoping he gets linked to lohan during his spiral?  TMZ has to be happy
Not really.  I'd prefer the guy battle through the demons and find some victory there.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #630: December 13, 2012, 03:48:09 PM »
This will speed up the process at least.  If the Rangers give ALR the third year then I don't think the Nats will match and Morse goes to first and we get the compensation pick.  If the Rangers don't go after ALR then I'm not sure anyone else will either and he signs the 2 year deal with the Nats. 

Either way I just want this to end so Rizzo can focus on the bullpen. 

Offline Ray D

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #631: December 13, 2012, 03:54:32 PM »
What I want to know is, why did God tell Hamilton to sign with the Angels?

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #632: December 13, 2012, 03:59:54 PM »
ALR's back above 59% in the voting.    We have a trend but it's too early to call.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #633: December 13, 2012, 04:01:51 PM »
What I want to know is, why did God tell Hamilton to sign with the Angels?

Duh

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #634: December 13, 2012, 05:21:46 PM »
Quote from: Adam Kilgore
Source says the Rangers have not pushed hard for Adam LaRoche. Seems like they'll look at other options first after Hamilton's departure.
Quote from: Mark Zuckerman
Source close to #Rangers says LaRoche's name was immediately mentioned after Hamilton news and they might be willing to offer 3 yrs.
lol.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #635: December 13, 2012, 10:29:52 PM »
Lorb suggests that if we sign LaRoche, we can trade Morse to Texas.

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« Reply #636: December 14, 2012, 12:25:45 AM »
Lorb suggests that if we sign LaRoche, we can trade Morse to Texas.

That'll fill their need for a left-handed bat.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #637: December 14, 2012, 01:09:38 AM »
That'll fill their need for a left-handed bat.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #638: December 17, 2012, 01:16:38 PM »
another 1B slot closes, the Astros sign Carlos Pena, $2.9M/1 years plus incentives.

Offline NationalHeat

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #639: December 17, 2012, 01:46:20 PM »
Its really becoming about that time we close the book on ALR.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #640: December 17, 2012, 02:12:30 PM »
Its really becoming about that time we close the book on ALR.

I think it will get done by Christmas. One way or the other.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #641: December 17, 2012, 02:19:46 PM »
I think/hope Rizzo has a number, is comfortable with the in house solutions, and is willing to just let the offer stand

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« Reply #642: December 17, 2012, 02:24:18 PM »
I think/hope Rizzo has a number,

Number of what?   Years? It seems clear that Rizzo's number is two and LaRoche's is three.  Or dollars?

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #643: December 17, 2012, 02:26:46 PM »
It's pretty clear that Rizzo is comfortable with in house solutions. Can't disagree. Morse can slug. Moore shows promise. And the option of playing Rendon at first is there if he's ready.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #644: December 17, 2012, 02:33:36 PM »
It's pretty clear that Rizzo is comfortable with in house solutions. Can't disagree. Morse can slug. Moore shows promise. And the option of playing Rendon at first is there if he's ready.

Yep. He's in a position to drive a hard bargain and is working it big time.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #645: December 17, 2012, 02:41:31 PM »
I guess I can see Adam's POV about wanting that extra stability of knowing you're there long term, but on the other hand, any other team he signs with will be less likely to win a championship, except maybe Texas and Toronto. And those are two teams with weak spots at 1B, but really, I'd want to stay here.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #646: December 17, 2012, 02:56:08 PM »
Number of what?   Years? It seems clear that Rizzo's number is two and LaRoche's is three.  Or dollars?

my guess would be both, why should he budge if he thinks 1 year of morse is better than having laroche for three?

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« Reply #647: December 17, 2012, 03:14:34 PM »
It's pretty clear that Rizzo is comfortable with in house solutions. Can't disagree. Morse can slug. Moore shows promise. And the option of playing Rendon at first is there if he's ready.

Or Rendon at 3rd/Zimm at first. 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #648: December 18, 2012, 10:49:36 AM »
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Orioles Hesitant To Pursue LaRoche

By Steve Adams [December 17, 2012 at 8:23pm CST]

The Orioles would like to add power to the lineup and improve their defense at first base, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that the draft pick compensation that is tied to Adam LaRoche is a deterrent to executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

The 33-year-old LaRoche hit .271/.343/.510 with a career-high 33 homers in 2012 after missing the majority of 2011 with a torn labrum. For the third consecutive season, both the Fielding Bible and Ultimate Zone Rating praised LaRoche's defense at first base.

Connolly writes that multiple sources have told him the Orioles have legitimate interest in LaRoche. However, Duquette's plan since taking the reins in Baltimore has been to build through the draft. Forfeiting the 24th overall pick to sign LaRoche, who turned down a qualifying offer from the Nationals, would go against that mentality. The Orioles do also have the 35th pick, but Duquette prefers to stockpile picks rather than consider some expendable.

As for LaRoche himself, he doesn't mind playing the waiting game, according to the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. LaRoche is content to wait out his situation, and doing so could have an initially unexpected benefit. Should the Red Sox see their deal with Mike Napoli fall apart, LaRoche would have another interested suitor. There does appear to be a snag in the finalization of the deal between Napoli and Boston.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #649: December 18, 2012, 02:55:35 PM »
Should the Red Sox see their deal with Mike Napoli fall apart,

  I have been given assurance that the Napoli deal will not fall apart.