First baseman Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year, 25 million dollar deal with the White Sox, according to Bob Nightengale.
The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014
This is a great move for the White Sox, with their former first baseman Paul Konerko just retiring. Adam LaRoche hit .259 last season with 26 homers and 92 RBIs, and he helped lead the Washington Nationals to the playoffs. LaRoche has hit over 20 homers the last three seasons and the only times in his career he didn’t hit over 20 homers he didn’t play a full season.
LaRoche will also bring an amazing glove to the table for Chicago, he won the Gold Glove in 2012.
I think this is a great move for the White Sox, they bring in a veteran for only two years. You don’t have his contract lingering over you if he doesn’t pan out, but I think that LaRoche will be extremely valuable. LaRoche and Jose Abreu will be a great middle order tandem and will have some American League pitchers scared tonight.
I have always been a huge fan of LaRoche, since he was an Atlanta Brave and I’m glad that he is out of the NL East. I like what the White Sox have done so far this offseason, they’ve added a setup man and a first baseman. Both players are veterans, which will be huge for the second youngest team in baseball. They might not make the playoffs with LaRoche on the team, but he will be a key contributor for the future of the White Sox.