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White Sox sign Adam LaRoche for 2 years, $25M

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox and first baseman Adam LaRoche have agreed to terms on a two-year, $25 million contract. The team said Tuesday that the 35-year-old player will receive $21 million next year and $13 million in 2016. LaRoche is likely to see most of his time at designated hitter because Jose Abreu is entrenched at first and won the AL Rookie of the Year award. LaRoche...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Turn $25 Million Into Adam LaRoche

There’s kind of a talking point here, about how much the qualifying offer cost Adam LaRoche a few years ago. Following a career year in 2012, LaRoche was extended a qualifying offer, and a market never developed, so he re-signed with the Nationals for two years and $24 million. LaRoche now is older, and he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time To Be Smarter About Bullpen Usage

When I saw that the White Sox had signed Zach Duke for three years and $15 million, my first thought had nothing to do with Duke or Chicago. It was, “wow, Andrew Miller and David Robertson are going to get paid.” Though Duke was obviously a much different pitcher in 2014 than he was in […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam by Sahadev Sharma

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order.
Via Baseball Prospectus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Snag Adam LaRoche

Neil Mehta Staff Writer Adam LaRoche has signed a 2-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox. The 35-year-old 1st Baseman spent the last 4 seasons with the Washington Nationals. LaRoche has also played with the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche’s best season came in 2012. LaRoche hit .271 with 33 home runs and 100 RBIs. He also won the...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Sign First Baseman Adam LaRoche To Two-Year Contract

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors’ most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup. LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said Friday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With LaRoche on Board, How Can White Sox Contend?

If there was doubt that the Chicago White Sox‘s intentions were to set out a winning team in U.S. Cellular Field for the 2015 MLB season, the signing of Adam LaRoche erased that, and showed that Chicago is serious about not only making strides to make October baseball, but also make a run once they make postseason play. LaRoche, one of the better bats that was available...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: White Sox Sign Adam LaRoche

Adam LaRoche, eh? Let’s take a look. Days after signing their first free agent of the 2014-2015 MLB offseason, your Chicago White Sox went out and made a fairly big splash in free agency. For the second time in four years, the south siders have signed a veteran lefty power bat away from the Washington Nationals to come to the American League and serve as the good guys’ designated...
Via Grab Some Bench
5 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Chicago White Sox add big power bat in free agent Adam LaRoche

The Chicago White Sox seem a bit under the free agent radar this Winter, but have moved to add one of the better bats on the market.  Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports the deal is a (relatively) friendly payroll-friendly 2 years, $25M. LaRoche’s bat and glove will help the Sox lineup compete in the AL Central Credit: Alex Brandon/AP LaRoche made $12M last year so this is on-par with...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: November 22, 2014

The Chicago White Sox have upgraded their offense for the 2015 season with the surprising signing of Adam LaRoche for $25 million over two-years. Also,  Atlanta will continue their rebuilding mode as they’re shopping outfielder Justin Upton, and the Tampa Bay Rays have named three finalist for the managerial spot. Here’s an updated list of the rumors for November 22, 2014...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Killer Adam LaRoche Signs 2-Year Deal With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Marlins. LaRoche, 35, owns a solid .264/.340/.472 slash line over a span of eleven major league seasons, hitting 20+ home runs in all but two of them. He has averaged 26 homers in...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox land Adam LaRoche on two-year deal

getty images Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year deal with the White Sox worth $25 million. This is one of those deals what catches your eyes not because of the value but simply because the White Sox already have a very good first baseman in Jose Abreu. With Abreu on the roster the White Sox will figure to use LaRoche at the designated hitter spot. He could also spell Abreu on occasion...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year, $25 million contract

The Chicago White Sox have replaced one aging first base/DH type on their roster with another, signing former Washington National Adam LaRoche to a two-year contract worth $25 million. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 Of course, I doubt the White Sox will play LaRoche in the...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year, $25 million contract

The Chicago White Sox have replaced one aging first base/DH type on their roster with another, signing former Washington National Adam LaRoche to a two-year contract worth $25 million. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 Of course, I doubt the White Sox will play LaRoche in...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox News: Chicago signs slugger Adam LaRoche

The Chicago White Sox went out and made a move for another power bat to add to their lineup. With last season's acquisition of Jose Abreu working out so well, and Alexei Ramirez having a resurgence of his power numbers, the White Sox felt the need to build on that in the offseason. Today, they went out and signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a 2-year, $25 million contract...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Add Big Power-Hitting Lefty

The Chicago White Sox went out and added a power hitting lefty that can both DH as well as relieve Jose Abreu at first base. Adam LaRoche, a 35-year-old first baseman, represented one of the few steady power bats in the open market. Comcast SportsNet’s Dan Hayes broke the news which has the LaRoche inking with the White Sox for a reported $25 million dollar deal over the next two...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago White Sox Sign Adam LaRoche

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Chicago White Sox have hit the free agent market again. The team has apparently signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 LaRoche, 35, is a career .264 hitter with 243...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to a 2-year, $25-million contract

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal worth $25-million dollars according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 The 35-year-old has been in the Major League Baseball for 11-years. He has played with the...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox rumors: free agent overview

It’s not often that a team can boast the fact that they possess arguably the best starting pitcher and hitter in baseball at the same time. But that is exactly where the Chicago White Sox find themselves as they enter this all important off-season that could alter the future of this team for years to come. The only question is what direction will the needle be pointing once the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. As for the Mets, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the Mets and White Sox have yet to have any conversations...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox designate Belisario for assignment

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have designated right-hander Ronald Belisario for assignment. Belisario, 31, was 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA and eight saves in 62 relief appearances in his lone season in Chicago. He signed as a free agent in December. The White Sox also purchased the contracts of pitcher Frankie Montas, infielders Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Saladino and catcher Kevan Smith...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: White Sox looking at outfielder Melky Cabrera

It was reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Chicago White Sox are likely to pursue outfielder Melky Cabrera. After shipping Alejandro De Aza to the Baltimore Orioles, the White Sox have an open spot in left field, which is where Cabrera would naturally fit. Cabrera rejected a $15.3-million qualifying offer from the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this offseason. He is reportedly...
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox showing interest in outfielder Melky Cabrera

            The Chicago White Sox are excited about their future with rookie Jose Abreu leading the way, but they are looking to make a move or two this offseason to help improve their offense around him. One name that has come up recently in rumors surrounding the White Sox is outfielder Melky Cabrera, who doesn’t appear headed back to the Toronto Blue...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox among teams interested in Melky Cabrera

Getty Images The Chicago White Sox are among the teams interested in free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Cabrera, 30, produced a fine.301/.351/.458 line with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games with the Toronto Blue Jays this past season. He rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Blue Jays to become a free agent thus he is tied to draft pick compensation. The Blue...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Duke got $15 million from the White Sox

Zach Duke signed a three-year/$15 million contract with the White Sox yesterday based on his insane/improbable emergence as a relief ace with the Brewers last year. Neil Weinberg at Beyond the Box Score was apparently fascinated by Duke’s breakout season last year and so he takes a look today at the value of one good year vs. a career of mediocrity. It’s obviously only one season’s...
Via WHYGAVS?
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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