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With the market for Adam LaRoche in question, and Mike Rizzo stating publicly that he won't budge on a third year, count Davey Johnson among those who believe LaRoche will ultimately sign with the Nationals. Video above (and here), in which Davey talks about LaRoche's cattle again:
"Adam LaRoche is going to come back. I mean, if I have to go to Kansas and take him and all his cattle to Florida, I will." (Davey Johnson, via MLB.com, 12/4/2012)
Any questions? Yes. Now that Haren is in the fold for a cool $13 million, what can you get in return for Mike Morse when LaRoche signs the two year deal like Davey says he will?
Worth noting: Morse couldn't decide if his nose was itching or ears burning Tuesday night.
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