LaRoche Wants to Stay in D.C.

by Matthew on September 13, 2012

With the Washington Nationals heading into the playoffs for the first time since the franchise moved in 2005, it’s unlikely that the team would open contract extension talks with first baseman Adam LaRoche before the offseason.

Still, LaRoche is targeting a multi-year deal with the Nationals this winter, according to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore.

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LaRoche, who has a $10 million mutual option that the team is likely to accept but he is likely to decline, told Kilgore he would love to stay in Washington because he was tired of bouncing around.

That should work out well, as the Nationals are expected to be interested in retaining the soon-to-be 33-year-old who has been a key component of the first-place Nationals’ offense this season, hitting .269/.342/.505 with 29 home runs in 570 plate appearances.

The veteran is also a good fit on defense, and off the field as well, and if Washington should decide not to retain his services. Would be a good fit elsewhere for a club wanting to ink LaRoche to a multiyear opportunity.

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