Ok, this thing has been boiling for weeks now, and ESPN says its official..one thing i can't understand is why Pittsburgh is doing this.
LaRoche is great and all, but isn't he now blocking Brad Eldred to ever making the big leagues?
Gonzalez could've gotten the Pirates way more than just LaRoche from numerous teams that were interested. That's why these talks went on forever, but it looks like the Pirates are willing to settle on LaRoche.
Does anyone other than me think that Atlanta totally won this deal because of how valuable relief help is now a days especially since Gonzalez is a young lefty. There are plenty of slugging first basemen out there.
Who won this deal?
Neither, basically a swap of young talent (2 votes)
Pittsburgh by a little, LaRoche finally gives them a big bat to protect Jason Bay (5 votes)
Pittsburgh by a lot, Gonzalez is injury prone and has bad breath (1 vote)
Atlanta by a lot, Gonzalez fills their closer need (3 votes)
Atlanta by a little, LaRoche will be tough to replace (2 votes)
13 total votes