LaRoche on board
Adam LaRoche is now a member of the Red Sox, reuniting him with former teammates Jason Bay, J.D. Drew, Nick Green and John Smoltz.
LaRoche will give the Red Sox pop off the bench and insurance and depth for Mike Lowell. It will also enable manager Terry Francona to keep Youkilis and Ortiz fresher.
I’m wondering if LaRoche could start as many as four days a week under a rotation system.
He has good thump in his bat, and the Sox need it right now.
Plus, he will likely be a Type B free agent this winter, meaning the Red Sox could get a draft pick if he leaves.
All in all, there is nothing not to like about this move by general manager Theo Epstein.