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Notes on LaRoche and Halladay

Updated: July 22, 2009, 5:22 PM ET
By Peter Gammons

On the Adam LaRoche deal: The Red Sox have been searching for ways to upgrade their sliding offense for weeks. This deal has been on the table for three weeks, and after losing their fourth straight game on Tuesday and declining to trade Clay Buchholz for Victor Martinez, Theo Epstein took LaRoche.

To read Peter's take on why the deal went down on Wednesday, as well as the latest on the Dodgers' pursuit of Roy Halladay, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider

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