The Washington Nationals are in a tough spot when it comes to Adam LaRoche. LaRoche is coming off a career year in which he helped propel the Nats to the best record in baseball. The question now becomes whether or not the Nats should fork up the cash to pay LaRoche in 2013 and beyond.
LaRoche certainly showed that he is worthy of consideration on a championship-caliber team, and the Nationals are in the position to sign him and virtually assure themselves of depth and consistency up and down their lineup.
Here are five reasons why the Nats need to re-sign him.