I know that Adam LaRoche had an uneven time here in Pittsburgh, but I saw that the Diamondbacks declined their option on him and was thinking he could be a potential target for returning to the Bucs in their hunt for bats.
Adam LaRoche would not have to carry the lineup, which is a big plus. But he would be a nice #6 hitter protecting the young heart of the Pirates order, allow Jones to settle into right field which would solve the Pirates right field & 1st base issues. I certainly would like to see a McCutchen - Tabata - Walker - Alvarez - Jones - LaRoche lineup one through six.
And for $6 million or so.....who knows??