This post was originally going to be about whether or not we should make an attempt to re-sign Rafael Furcal, and then I realized ending something with the conclusion of “I don’t know” wouldn’t be too interesting. Instead, I’m just going to go with some good news and bad news about Andy LaRoche.
The good: PECOTA ranks Andy LaRoche as the second best third base prospect in baseball, and the sixth best third baseman under 25. This is particulary impressive when everyone in front of him (David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, Evan Longoria, Miguel Cabrera, and Ryan Braun) are considered elite or soon to be elite players.
The bad: LaRoche was forced to leave the game last night after fouling a pitch off of his toe. Looks like it’s still all DeWitt, all the time.