Re: Braves Acquire Adam LaRoche
Originally Posted by blumj
They didn't option Kotchman, they put Wakefield's catcher on the DL, must be a sympathy injury. But this looks like a good deal for the Red Sox, they get a backup 1B who's 3 years younger, better defensively, under control for 2 more years, and apparently still has that option left.
You are closer to the situation, since it is your club that is involved. But I heard that Boston's motivation for the trade is that they think that Kotchman can acclimate himself to a bench role better than LaRoche could, while Atlanta's motivation was that LaRoche can provide more power at the 1B position than Kotchman. Any accuracy to that?
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