Found December 21, 2011 on Burning River Baseball:
This morning the Indians signed Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract, adding him to the list of Spring Training invitees that includes Felix Pie, Jose Lopez and Aaron Cunningham. Those other additions may have been exciting, but this one is the jackpot. LaRoche is a career .267 hitter, averaging over 20 home runs per season. Oops, nevermind, that's his brother Adam LaRoche. Andy LaRoche is a career .226 hitter and has hit just over 20 home runs in his entire 5 year career. He makes Matt LaPorta look like a chump with his .238/.304/.397 line. There is no question that the Indians would be planning to play LaRoche at first, even though his primary position has been third over the past few seasons. Lonnie Chinsenhall and Jason Kipnis played well enough last year and have enough upside that the Indians shouldn't be looking to give them any more compition. Last year, Andy played games at every infield spot, so he could also technically take Jack Hannahan's tenativ...

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Nationals meet Billy Beane’s price for Gio Gonzalez

Just in time for Christmas, Billy Beane found a team that would meet his price for left-hander Gio Gonzalez.'s Keith Law reported via Twitter that the Washington Nationals have acquired Gonzalez from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for four top prospects. On their way to a future in green and gold are pitchers A.J. Cole, Brad Peacock and Tom Milone, along with catcher...

Golly Gio!

Oakland Athletics' Gio Gonzalez (R) makes faces with teammate David DeJesus (L) before their MLB American League baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland, California, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)   Nationals trade four (Brad Peacock, Tommy Milone, A.J. Cole and Derek Norris) for Gio Gonzalez. What&...

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Nationals get Gonzalez in trade with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Gio Gonzalez on Thursday said the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, pending a physical and the deal being finalized. “It’s 99 percent done,” Gonzalez said in a phone interview. “It’s pending a physical and I...

Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins...

A's Keep Dealing; Trade Gio

In a deal expected to be official sometime over the next 48 hours, the Oakland A's are continuing the dismantling of their major league roster, trading All-Star left-hander Gio Gonzalez and minor-leaguer Rob Gilliam for four Washington Nationals' prospects. We take a look at the deal inside...

Source: Nationals get LHP Gonzalez from A's

Oakland Athletics left-hander Gio Gonzalez, highly coveted by a number of teams, was dealt to the Washington Nationals Thursday for four prospects, a team source told ESPN Insider Keith Law.

Reports: Oakland A's trade Gio Gonzalez to Washington Nationals

It's not official, but even Gonzalez says 'it's 99 percent done.'
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