As promised , here is the early-offseason decision-making series.
Let's go in the order of the questions I posed in the linked piece above, and start with Adam LaRoche.
LaRoche was, arguably, the best offensive deadline acquisition of any team in the Majors when he was sent to Atlanta from Boston for Casey Kotchman.
As the Braves had hoped, Adam's annual second-half "show-up" happened, as he knocked 12 homers, drove in 40 runs, and hit a robust .325 in 57 games (while committing one error to boot).
As Braves' fans re-discovered the love for their former first baseman, LaRoche seemed to re-discover his love for the town that gave him his first professional shot.
With all of these factors swirling around LaRoche's free-agent-to-be head (along with ...
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