January 17, 2007

DON'T BE THE LAST KIND ON YOUR BLOCK TO JUMP THE BUCCO BANDWAGON:

Braves trade LaRoche to Bucs for Gonzalez (Jerry Crasnick, 1/17/07, ESPN.com)

The Pittsburgh Pirates, filling their need for a left-handed power bat, acquired first baseman Adam LaRoche from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for lefty reliever Mike Gonzalez.

The Braves will receive another as yet unidentified player. Neither team would comment and an announcement is not yet scheduled.

The Pirates and Braves had been discussing a LaRoche-Gonzalez swap for weeks. Pittsburgh general manager Dave Littlefield was looking to upgrade an offense that ranked last in the National League with 141 home runs and a .397 slugging percentage.

LaRoche hit 32 homers and drove in 90 runs last season and finished in a tie for seventh in the National League with a .561 slugging percentage.


Their our 2007 version of the Tigers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2007 6:55 PM
Comments

It's the opinion of this Braves fan that the Pirates got the best of this dea.

Posted by: Jerry at January 18, 2007 2:52 PM

www.baseballmusings.com/archives/018982.php

Posted by: oj at January 18, 2007 6:10 PM
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