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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