Lo Duca is a HUGE defensive upgrade over Piazza. Hell, stick a set of pads on my nan and she'd be an do a better job behind the plate than Mike 'DH' Piazza. He's a solid hitter as well this Lo Duca fellow.
To me it makes sense. They have already mortgaged their future over the past two winters, now's the time to take a more sensible approach.
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Paul Lo Duca has been traded to the Mets for right-hander Gaby Hernandez, the New York Daily News reports.
Lastings Milledge wasn't an option, so the Marlins are doing pretty well to get Hernandez here. They must not have been too interested in either Anderson Hernandez or Jeff Keppinger as a potential second baseman. Since Lo Duca will earn $12.5 million over the next two years, he didn't have a lot of trade value. We wouldn't be completely stunned if this leads to Lo Duca going to the Diamondbacks in a Javier Vazquez deal, but it's more likely that Lo Duca will be the Mets' regular catcher. Dec. 4 - 6:16 pm et
Source: New York Daily News
That's from RotoWorld, it looks like this is a done deal..