Adam LaRoche turned down a two-year, $17MM offer from the Giants to sign with the Arizona, where he may receive as little as $6MM for one year. LaRoche said that one reason for his decision was that he preferred Chase Field's hitting conditions to AT&T Park.
LaRoche at Chase Field (career): .238/.256/.405
LaRoche at AT&T Park (career): .395/.460/.767
Chase Field park factor (2009): 1.193 (2nd of 30)
AT&T Field park factor (2009): 1.052 (10th of 30)
Okay, it's a pretty small sample size at each park (43 and 50 PAs, respectively), but tell us, Adam, why do you really not like the Giants? Is it because you're really...a Dodger fan? (LaRoche was born in Orange County.)
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