Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Adam LaRoche Traded To Boston

Another bobblehead traded. The Pirates traded Adam LaRoche to the Red Sox today for Double-A shortstop Argenis Diaz and Class A right-hander Hunter Strickland. Lets not get into who the Bucs got in return. I'm assuming those two guys have a pulse so I'll take it. I would have taken a couple of hot dogs on dollar dog night. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein must have been high this afternoon. No sir, you did not get another Jason Bay type player. Pirates fans should be ecstatic about LaRoche being shown the door. This was not a fire sale. This was getting a team to take a career .269 hitter with a huge salary and an expiring contract off their hands. Steve Pearce was recalled from Indianapolis and will be the everyday first baseman. Lets see what he has because the Pirates really never gave him a chance. As I was writing this, Brandon Moss just hit a walk-off home run in the 9th to give the Buccos the win, 8-7. Suck it Braun! Good things are starting to happen my friends!

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