Dbacks Decline Option on Laroche; Voting Time

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Adam LaRoche bats against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 12, 2010 in Denver. The Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 4-2 to win their tenth straight game. UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom

So it begins.  After last weeks news that the Arizona Diamondbacks may be looking to go after the Paul Konerko, the Dbacks officially declined to pick up the option on first baseman Adam Laroche today.  That can only mean that it’s true, the Dbacks are going to go full tile after Konerko.

Personally, I don’t like the move only because I would like to see the Dbacks spend their money on other positions.  Laroche had a decent year at the plate and is great with the glove.  Clearly this is not about money.  What this is about is the Dbacks wanting less strike outs at the plate.  Is is smart spending though?  We all know what the Dbacks pitching situation is.  Did they make the right move here?  You make the call.

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