Adam LaRoche was the Washington Nationals’ big bat in 2012, but the Nats may have to start looking for his replacement if they’re unable to get a deal done.
Contract negotiations with the Nationals’ slugger are going slowly, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com.
LaRoche, who won the NL Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards, is looking for a three-year deal—something the Nationals likely won’t be interested in.
So that brings up the question: how do the Nationals replace their veteran leader and arguably best offensive producer?
LaRoche hit .271 with 100 RBI and a career-high 33 home runs last season.
Here are five moves the Nationals’ should consider to replace Adam LaRoche.