12:27 pm July 31, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
Marc from FL
July 31st, 20093:24 pm
We got Laroche cause he’s cool, knows Chinese boxing, owns a hunting company with Chipper, and has a swing that will give our announcers something to talk about the rest of the season just back off back off!
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
July 31st, 20093:25 pm
Your guy might be available in August. If he is, however, it’s because he’s done, unfortunately.
Priates send Sean Smith to Blue Jays
wow, very surprised by this one…reports are that the braves were trying hard for frasor from toronto for the pen but couldn’t match up…laroche, really?
July 31st, 20093:26 pm
Adam LaRoche coming back?? Wow
Marlins out on Nick Johnson and Heath Bell. Whew!
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
Sent Kotchman to the BOSox for Roachy. I hate LaDouche
July 31st, 20093:27 pm
We need out fielder we need to go after Luke Scott…
Adam makes no sense if Kotchman is still on the team. Increased payroll for about the same production and he’s a FA after this year – Kotchman is not. They have to be flipping Kotchman somewhere. WHile I like Adam, I was beginning to like Kotchman.
Kinda feel bad for Krotchy tho.
He’s a good guy.
it says on wikipedia that Casey Kotchman is a Boston Red Sock, is that true ?
I am also in the camp who just doesn’t get this unless another trade is coming soon or Boston is paying his entire salary to come remove Norton from this team…
We still need another RH hitter and a RH 8th inning guy…
baseball musings says bosox get kotchman for laroche
July 31st, 20093:28 pm
Wikipedia says the Braves traded Kotchman to the Red Sox for Adam LaRoche
They are definitely talking and could be very close to getting LaRoche. Just had someone who knows tell me it’s not a bogus rumor.
did we trade laroche for kotchamn? Are you kidding me!!!!!
Who is going to play first next year???
See ya Norton!
Is the LaRoche move about opening up first base for next year? Kotchman would have been under contract for another year while LaRoche becomes a free agent. Now, first base is open for a power bat or Freddie Freeman (though likely too soon for him still).
Raphy "Witch Doctor" Soriano
Is it true…. Krotchman for LaDouche? Why, I’ll give my red apple for your red apple?
I spoke too soon! The LaRoche trade makes no sense whatsoever! There is no versatility with LaRoche, no speed, and a piteous pinch-hitter. Kotchman has played better and now he is going to the bench. Or worse, traded.
Frank Wren, you’re stupid too.
July 31st, 20093:29 pm
Really not sure I can get on board with Adam LaRoche. I like him, always have, but it makes little sense for the team.. Casey is a better all around player then Adam and the last thing we need is another left handed bat. Unless the Sox are planning on eating a large chunk of that $7 mill, I don’t like this all that much
Yes, Casey Kotchman is gone. Adam LaRoche is taking his place.
who has time to update wikipedia already??
Rob from SC
Are we giving up anything good
Rox got Joe Beimel. Dang well better not be for Seth Smith. LH or not, the guy can freakin’ play.
dude im watching mlb network and they’ve actually spent as much time on the pirates and marlins as the sox and yanks…go figure. this is actually a really good trade deadline show
NESN is suggesting it is Kotch for Laroche.
We would have to get more than that! LaLa is a free agent after this year….
so what is it time to start stocking up on the aderol or what? I mean the guy barely had his head in the game when he was here the first time… remember through the wickets?
At least we are in the 3 months of the year he actually tends to hit well anyway.
where is the CONFIRMATION that the Braves acquired LaRoche? I havent seen anything yet to confirm this.
If Kotch is gone for LaRoche….I don’t know….seems like a downgrade.
Is LaRoche over Kotchman really that much of an upgrade? An upgrade, yes. But not a huge one. I would have liked to keep Kotchman and have picked up LaRoche and released Greg Norton. That would really have strengthened the team.
we need a damn reliever and not another marginal bat!!
Call up Heyward, that should be our big move
July 31st, 20093:30 pm
I don’t think they traded Kotchman straight up for Laroche, that would make zero sense for reasons already sated on the blog, Wikipedia isn’t always right…
maybe we get a reliever as well? saito? someone? anyone?
no no no, we had better not have done this deal staight up. I would rather have Kotchman if thats the case!
it’s official: it was Gonzalez for Laroche.
The Love Child of Dale Murphy and Johnny Cash
Kotchman for LaRoche doesn’t make sense straight up. Kotchman is better and cheaper. I really hope the deal is something else.
They said on XM Radio it is Kotchman to Boston for LaRoche.
July 31st, 20093:31 pm
makes no sense to trade Kot. for adam when Kot cheap and goin b here for couple more years till freeman ready makes no sense unless a big bat may be comin in and involves Kot. being traded
I would not do a LaRoche for Kotchman deal straight up. And why would the Red Sox trade for Kotchman with V-Mart and Youkilis already on the team? This doesn’t seem to make sense for either team.
This is terrible
Kotch >>>>>> Defense
Laroche slightly better in HR (20-14 in 08)
RISP – Kotch
K’s Laroche by a busload.
tale of woe
Kotch for LaRoach – Kotch to Cleveland? More prospects to Atlanta????
Not a word from the MLB Network on LaRoche. I hope it does not happen. Sideways move.
Does anyone not think that Kotchman being error-free all seaon means something?
I like kotchman better and he’s been playing better offensively recently and he’s lights out defensively but MLB trade rumors is reporting the braves have acquired LaRoche…for who idk?
They said deal is done on XM Baseball! I liked Kotchman alot, not a big fan of LaDouche at all and glad we traded him then. Oh well. I just hate the bad at-bats and that lond a$$ swing that get tied up inside.
July 31st, 20093:32 pm
Maybe this is all part of some 3-way trade that’s still unraveling?
V-Mart is officially done deal per Heyman.
The Sox picked up Victor Martinez, that freed up LaRoche who’s returning to the Braves. Impact on the Braves in ‘09 – nada. Impact in 2010, make room for more rookies.
Funny how everyone has killed Kotchman all season long, and now that he might be traded it’s armageddon around here…
Greg Olson Homers
July 31st, 20093:33 pm
Why would Boston trade for another 1st baseman. The whole point of moving Laroche was because they just got a first baseman and don’t need him. I am gonna wait for confirmation of the trade and pieces before I start jumping down Wren’s throat.
MLB Network just said LaRoche is a Brave, Kotch is a Red Sock
Gammons just said kotch for roachy. sox feel kotch better fit on bench
How does this help either team? The Sox have like seven first basemen.
MLB Network says it looks like Kotch is out.
Chill people. Wren ain’t dumb umless he suddenly drank some ignorant juice over night, but I feel more to come for the Braves.
Some of you guys are unbelievable, lol. No confirmation on LaRoche being traded to the Braves. Yet many of you are commenting on it like it has already happened.
Jon Heyman said the with LaRoche possibly coming to Braves, Kotchman is out there.
I think Braves get LaRoche for a minor leaguer and Kotchman goes for bullpen help.
Martinez to BOS is official… So, LaRoche to ATL could happen, but I can not see Kotchman going back to BOS…they need him less than they need LaRoche. I would guess they might be looking for a 3rd partner to make the deal happen.
July 31st, 20093:34 pm
Not everyone’s killed him all year- some of us actually like the guy
LaRoche wouldn’t be as a backup, the rumor that made no sense given his pinch-hitting and left-handedness. They’re getting him as a starter if they get him, and it looks like they are. Kotchman would be dealt away.
Everyone calm down. It’s not Kotchman for LaRoche. http://twitter.com/matthewpouliot/status/3056627249
Roachy’s always been a beast with the bat in the second half. (Not this year, but you never know how fast a player will adjust to a different league).
I’ll take double-digit HR the rest of the season from our 7th place hitter, yes indeed.
tommy hanson fan
wren just confirmed kotchman and kimble for laroche
This has to be a pre-curser to another deal, right? I’m not gonna fly off the handle and rip Wren for this. But, if Wren did this straight up for Kotchman for LaRoche he’s gonna have a lot of splainin’ to do. WTF?
I know why Atlanta traded Kothcman. He’s been hitting lately. Scared Frank Wren slam to death.
My God, we keep Norton, we trade Kotchman for a guy with a lower BA by 40 points! – have we become the idiot franchise of the NL East, replacing the Mets all of a sudden???
July 31st, 20093:35 pm
its not for kotchman, they got rid of laroach b/c they have too many firstbaseman
MLB just said John Heyman reported LaRoche would be shipped to ATL. No details
I’m hearing Kotchman would go to Cleveland. But that’s not certain.
Kotchman in 75 July ABs: .320 AVG, .934 OPS
Larcohe in 77 July ABs: .169 AVG, .502 OPS
Don’t expect any fires in the pressbox tonight…
July 31st, 20093:36 pm
Seems like yet another desperation move by Wren. LaRoche is not the answer.
Wow and people say Wren has a plan. I don’t see a plan but rather a guy adrift who falls into deals over pays for players.
Can we please get a new GM.
He is batting .500 at best like his team. We can do better.
Has to be a three team deal or ATL already has to have something in the works for Kotchman elsewhere. I would have to assume that. Kotchman to BOS makes no sense.
wren just on mlb tv
I don’t think Kotch is going to BOS straight up. The way Jon Heyman spoke is if Adam would go to Braves and Kotch would be out there. Meaning Kotchman would be on the market.
Could trade Kotchman for relief help.
Of course, I could be wrong.
cabravesfan – I’m with you. I’ve been defending him all year!
heathKotchman>LaRoche, right? Am I wrong on this?
no, i think they are pretty comparable in that the both play great defense…roachy has more power but kotchman hits for a better average.
this cant be all…either norton is gone and laroche will be forced to pinch hit or the braves have another trade planned….
you know, roachy started as a pitcher…maybe this is our bullpen help?
July 31st, 20093:37 pm
Who is kimble? I hope it’s not Craig Kimbrel you’re talking about…
surely if Kotch goes to Cleveland then we are gonna get a reliever from them or something? surely?
dob, as part of the v-mart trade or a separate trade for the braves? we getting more than laroche?
Red Sox’ Adam LaRoche Traded to Braves for Casey Kotchmanby Adam Hirshfield on Jul 31, 2009 3:31:57 PM With the Red Sox pulling off the big trade for Cleveland catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez, that leaves the team with Martinez, Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell and recently acquired Adam LaRoche sharing time at the corner infield spots.
Now you can add Casey Kotchman in LaRoche’s place.
LaRoche, who the Red Sox picked up on July 22 from the Pirates, has been traded to the Atlanta Braves for fellow first baseman Casey Kotchman.
With Martinez and Kotchman added to the Red Sox’ lineup, there’s still a glut at the corner infield spots, meaning that another deal is likely on the horizon prior to the deadline
Tommy Hanson Fan, did he say that he had lost his mind and has been admitted to a physiatric ward?
Kotchman to Cleveland?
BOS gets prospect from ATL
ATL gets LaRoche from BOS and Wood from CLE
CLE gets Kotchman
Kotch to Cleveland makes perfect sense, especially given the alleged discussions of players to be added with respect to the Sox/Cle deal. I hope that we have something else coming, however.
DOB, would the Braves be getting any prospects from the Indians?
A nugget from Bowman: http://twitter.com/mlbbowman/status/3056696334
Wrens Right Hand
July 31st, 2009
Makes sense to me, get LaRoche for a song and RELEASE Norton!!!!!!
that is what NESN reported
Which Red Sox reliever do we get? Saito?
July 31st, 20093:38 pm
I told you guys this is the 3rd most exciting day of the season, after opening day and the last day (for teams in the race anyway). Next year let’s make it a point not to talk about crap like PEDs and such cause it ruined my mojo all day till this Laroche stuff, lol.
??????????? I’m confused! ??????????
Get a clue, man.
Kimbrel is going nowhere
Still no confirmation on the rumored LaRoche trade. I’m not going to comment on it until I get some confirmation on it and learn the details. No sense in going there.
craig kimbrel and kotchman to boston for laroche…just on mlb tv
Nova Scotia Steve
GET LAROACH….I’m so pumped right now…I’m NOT DOING ANY WORK FOR THE REST OF THE DAY!!!
LaRoche is a big-time 2nd half player though. You have to give him that. Although Kotchman and LaRoche are similar players, I think LaRoche gives the Braves a boost in power, something they sorely need.
I also don’t think LaRoche being a FA at the end of the year is that big of a deal. He loves Atlanta, I could see him re-signing here.
I understand it from both sides, although I’d like it better for the Braves if the Sox ate some of LaRoche’s salary this year or threw a low-level prospect at us.
That is what I said DOB…I am better than the rumor mill!
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