Reportedly, the Pirates have acquired Adam LaRoche
from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Mike Gonzalez
and an unnamed player. There has been no word as of yet on who that additional player is, although KDKA
is reporting that it is a minor league pitcher. At this point, this trade appears to be a big win for the Pirates. Check back for additional information as it becomes available.
I am extremely excited right now, but I am trying to contain myself as much as possible. I don't think I could handle another disappointment involving Gonzo and LaRoche.
UPDATE: Charlie is keeping pretty good tabs on the rumors flying around as to exactly who is involved in this trade. He links to the official site, which is reporting the trade as Gonzo for LaRoche, with at least one prospect from each team included. More when I hear it. UPDATE (7:05 PM): The Beaver County Times is reporting that the trade is Gonzo and minor league shortstop Brent Lillibridge for LaRoche and minor league outfielder Jamie Romak. I will wait for confirmation on this before calling it a fact. Romak is 20 years old, and went .247/.345/.432 in single-A last season. I don't know anything about him, but from his statistics, he looks like he could be a decent prospect.
Labels: Adam LaRoche, Brent Lillibridge, Jamie Romak, Mike Gonzalez, Transactions