Yes, I have been following this story closely. And it is not going away any time soon. The White Sox screwed up, badly, and it could hurt their prospects this season. Adam is one of the most popular players in all of baseball, and his Sox teammates are supporting his clear moral-high-ground position that being a good father is more important than his baseball career or the $13 million he has left on the table!
Star White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has come out so strongly in support of LaRoche that rumors are now circulating that he may be traded. The Sox fans are in an uproar, so revenue may be affected. The team’s clubhouse chemistry, very important in baseball, has been permanently altered.
Laroche’s contract stipulated that Drake would be allowed into the clubhouse with his father. During LaRoche’s 3 years with the Nationals, Drake was a popular fixture in the clubhouse and on the field. So, the Sox have reneged on the agreement.
I hope the two sides will cool down and try once more to fix this!