Red Sox now talking to Adam LaRoche in addition to Mike Napoli
The Nationals havent met Adam LaRoche's salary requests, and Mike Napoli has other options besides Boston.
Boston is believed to have offered Napoli a three-year deal but is reluctant to add a fourth year. LaRoche is expected to command three years, though negotiations are just getting started.
Word is, the Nationals have been fairly steadfast in offering LaRoche a two-year deal. While he was their MVP last season, they are well-stocked on the corners and could move Mike Morse from the outfield to first base. They aacquired Denard Span, and will move phenom Bryce Harper to a corner outfield spot and Moore either to first or possible the trade market should they re-sign LaRoche.
Boston seeks a first baseman, two outfielders and starting pitching help. They are targeting Nick Swisher and Cody Rossfor the outfield.