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Adam LaRoche’s new deal

Looks like the Pirates have managed to cross at least one player off of their arbitration list this year, as they agreed to a deal with Adam LaRoche last night for $7 million. There will probably be some grumbling about the $7 million figure being too much for a player that doesn’t hit in April, but try to view LaRoche differently: he entered his final year of arbitration coming off of what was easily the second-best season in his career and everything is based off of his $5 million salary last year. You may not like the money, but that’s not the Pirates’ fault, that’s a byproduct of the system.