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.