The Orioles’ offer to Adam LaRoche is richer than first reported

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Over the weekend Jen Royle of MASN reported that the O’s had offered Adam LaRoche three years and as much as $18 million.  She has updated her report and now says that the O’s are offering LaRoche three-years and $21 million.

I still think LaRoche makes sense in Baltimore, but boy, that contract is starting to look a bit heavy.  It’s been suggested that Derrek Lee is only seeking a one-year deal, with the Nationals as his most eager suitor.  If I were the O’s I’d consider bidding on Lee — even if it makes him a tad more expensive — if he’d be happy with a single year rather than give three to LaRoche. I mean, LaRoche or someone like him seems to be available every winter. Why make such a commitment to the guy?