What do J.D. Drew, Mark Kotsay, Nick Green, John Smoltz, and Adam LaRoche all have in common? If you said, they are all members of the Boston Red Sox, then you're correct. The Red Sox acquired former Atlanta Braves first baseman Adam LaRoche today in exchange for two minor leaguers. That's a lot of ex-Braves on one team.
As for the Pirates, they continue to completely unload their team in what must be the seventh or eighth rebuilding process in the last 15 years. For every Braves fan that says they want to trade away veterans and rebuild, this is what it looks like, and it's not pretty.
This is also the annual Pirates send the Red Sox their best player time. Last year it was Jason Bay, this year it's Adam LaRoche. I wonder where he'll play on that team, they seem to be set at DH and first base.