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Postby hooligan1 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:40 pm

Gee, this is news to who? The Mets have said they aren't against bringing him back, but it would only be part-time. Presumably, he'd be the back-up catcher and first baseman and probably the primary pinch hit option. I have to think several AL teams would be interested in him as DH and back-up catcher. If he didn't have to catch all the time, I would think he might still have two or three years of solid hitting left in him. There's an article on ESPN.....

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Postby pokerplaya » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:01 pm

I'm sad to see him leave NY. I hope he can get a FT job for an AL team splitting time behind the plate and as a DH. Looks like his days in the NL are numbered.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:21 pm

Unless he signs with a weak AL team, I can't see him hitting enough to be a DH.
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:41 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Unless he signs with a weak AL team, I can't see him hitting enough to be a DH.
Me to, i think that he only has a few years left, probably more like 2 imo. So getting a full time job as a DH in the AL only seems possible if he signs with a weak one.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:43 am

Rumor is there are two NL teams thinking about bringing him in as a catcher. Not sure who they are, but I do know Colorado could sure use him to tutor the young prospects they have.
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Postby prodpaul » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:58 am

Yeah I see him in the AL also DH'ing.

Colorado huh? He would probably love to hit there but not sure he would like cathing there. Although he would have a good view of other teams home runs. :-D
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:17 am

Someone will give him a job. Any NL team would be nutty to have him as their primary catcher. I don't think he would be a very good DH especially not for the $$$ he is going to want.
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Postby Music2004Man » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:20 pm

I'd be interested to see him in Colorado but I think there's a better chance of him ending up in the AL. As far as teaching the young guys in Colorado has he been someone to help guys out during his career? It might be hard to judge this but I'm just curious if he's shown the willingness to help others in the past. I think a team is in trouble if they sign him for 8-10 mil (which is probably what he's asking). If you can get him to DH for you for 4-6 (maybe he'll do it if he's looking for a ring) then I would say it's worth it.
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