O’s offer to Adam LaRoche is three years, $16-18M

2 Comments

Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reported Thursday that the Orioles were “closing in on signing” free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche.  They are, and Jen Royle of MASN was given an idea of the financial terms Saturday from a source in the know.

LaRoche will earn between $16 million and $18 million over a three-year pact.

The money is bad, but it’s not a terrible fit.

LaRoche is a left-handed hitter and should be able to take advantage of Camden Yards’ short right porch.  He launched 25 home runs and collected a career-high 100 RBI over 151 games in 2010 for Arizona and he’s a decent defender at first base.

LaRoche will be reunited in Baltimore with Mark Reynolds, who was acquired via trade from the D’Backs earlier this offseason.  Arizona got right-handers David Hernandez and Kameron Mickolio in return.

Player to be named later in Yan Gomes deal named

Getty Images
1 Comment

On November 30 the Nationals acquired catcher Yan Gomes from the Indians acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from the Nationals for Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez and a player to be named later. The player has now been named: Andruw Monasterio.

Monasterio, an had been acquired by the Nationals from the Cubs in August in the Daniel Murphy deal. Now the 21-year-old infielder is on his way to Cleveland. He hit .267/.363/.338 in high-A ball last season. He’s probably a future utilityman. But hey, at least he now has a name.

[Editor: that’s not how “player to be named” works]

Anyway. Enjoy your Monday.