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Postby rotterdam_82 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:30 pm

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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Postby Amazinz » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:35 pm

Lo Duca isn't a huge defensive upgrade over anybody. Go peddle crazy somewhere else. We're all full here. B-)
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Postby mweir145 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:23 pm

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..
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Postby Morrison8312 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:26 pm

I feel better about my 29th round selection of Lo Duca to be my backup catcher ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:33 pm

Oh I really hope there is some truth to the rumor that this is a momentary stop on his way to Arizona. I think I'm going to puke.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:19 pm

LMAO
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Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:23 pm

BTW, who were the 2nd leading bidders for Ramon Hernandez and Molina ....

hmm

Ramon might be coming back to SD with his tail between his legs.
Its either that or Estrada.

Not a very good financial market for catchers this year...
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:30 pm

So much for pressuring Hernandez or Molina to sign :~(
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:31 pm

According to the USA Today this trade has not been finalized.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:32 am

Come on Omar, I have faith in ya to see this thing thru. ;-D
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