Re: Braves Acquire Adam LaRoche
I think Kotchman has one option year left. If we see Kotchman sent to the minors, then that's Boston's motivation. They can stick him there in '09 until September to make room for Victor Martinez.
Atlanta's motivation? They've had LaRoche before. Maybe they like him.
This is sort of like trading saltines for communion wafers. No biggie either way.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids