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Nats part ways with LaRoche and Soriano

The Washington Nationals have declined to exercise 2015 contract options on 1B Adam LaRoche and closer Rafael Soriano.  Neither of these moves were considered to be surprising. For LaRoche, the decision was about money and lineup.  With a choice of paying LaRoche the $15 million option or paying $2 million for a buyout the Nats chose the buyout.  There likely was never any serious...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Nationals Retain Span, Decline Options on LaRoche/Soriano

Photo Credit: With the MLB season ending Wednesday night in Kansas City. baseball’s attention turns to front office activity. The Nationals announced some moves on Thursday afternoon. James Wagner of the Washington Post reported the Nationals exercised Denard Span’s 2015 contract option, for $9M. Span, who was second on the club with 94 runs scored & third on...
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Nationals Rumors: Team declines options for Rafael Soriano and Adam LaRoche

As expected in Washington, the Nationals have declined to options of both former closer, Rafael Soriano and first baseman Adam LaRoche.#456491094 / officially decline options on Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano. Those two are now free agents, joining Cabrera, Hairston, Schierholtz— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) October 30, 2014During the first half of 2014, Soriano...
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Marlins Rumors: Adam LaRoche could possibly go to Miami

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has become the best hitter in baseball in a lineup that lacks weapons.  That could all change soon, as Miami Herald writer, Barry Jackson is reporting they have interest in signing Adam Laroche this offseason. #457744612 / gettyimages.comAlthough Laroche isn't currently a free agent, the Washington Nationals are not expected to pick up his...
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Adam LaRoche and Denard Span are finalists for Gold Glove Award

Photo cred: On Thursday, the Gold Glove finalists were announced for all starting positions. Nationals’ first baseman, Adam LaRoche, and center fielder, Denard Span, are both finalists for their respected positions. This is LaRoche’s and Span’s second time being finalists for the Gold Glove as Washington Nationals. Adam LaRoche won the award in 2012. #RawlingsGoldGlove...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Four burning questions this offseason

Adam LaRoche The Washington Nationals have had an amazing season despite the disappointing postseason appearance. That being said, the Nationals have left us with a lot of questions that need solving for the 2015 season. Here are four questions the Nationals have left us with. Where will Ryan Zimmerman play? There have been a lot of questions surrounding Ryan Zimmerman after his...
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Nationals Rumors: Adam LaRoche wants to end career in Washington

The Washington Nationals won 96 games in 2014 and ran away with the National League East, but their season ended with a disappointing four-game loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. At ninth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals don't appear to need many changes in the off season. One change could be at first base. Although Adam LaRoche...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Nationals to decline option on Adam LaRoche

It has been rumored that Washington Nationals will decline the $15 million option on Adam LaRoche’s contract. The Nationals will likely opt to buy out his contract for $2 million. The plan for Washington is to move Ryan Zimmerman over to first base due to the trouble he’s had at third base. Despite the fielding and injury troubles Zimmerman has had, he’s younger, just getting...
Via On-Base Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Adam LaRoche could head to Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers finished the 2014 season with a disappointing 82-80 record after a hot start the first few months of the season. A mediocre offense that ranked 15th in the Major Leagues in runs scored contributed to the downfall as the season progressed. One player who would provide a boost to the offense next season would be free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, who likely...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche does not think he will be back with the Nats in 2015

Although Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is having a typical LaRoche year — 25 HR, 88 RBI, .359 OBP, .811 OPS — and believes he can play at this level for several more years despite the fact that he will turn 35 in November — he suspects he will not be with the team in 2015. “If you had to ask me now, I would assume that I would have to move on, unfortunately...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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