Not Revisionist History: 2007 And 2008 Were Good Years For The Mets

Your intrepid columnist was recently engaging in some spirited Facebook debate with some fellow fans, who were moaning that 2006 was “our” last good year. Let us commence to differ. 2006 was a special year. The Mets got off to a super-fast start – they were 22-11 on May 10, after a 13-4 drubbing of the Phillies – behind Pedro Martinez, the biggest, brightest name on the...
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

LoDuca Is Game If Wright Wants Him To Pitch In Home Run Derby

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to pitch again to David Wright in the 2013 Home Run Derby. “Ok everyone is asking me,” Lo Duca said on Twitter. “If David wants me to throw the HR Derby I’m in. If not…no biggie. We did it last time for fun. Hope he wins.” The fiery catcher pitched to Wright during the 2006 Home Run Derby...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Paul LoDuca

I thoroughly enjoyed Paul LoDuca’s tenure on the Mets. I do n0t enjoy this baseball card: Want to see one of your favorite cards featured? Click here. Written 7/16 Tweet
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2012: At last, there's a chance...

In a column from December 2007, in which he gushed about the Nationals signing 36 year old Paul Lo Duca, the Washington Post's Thomas Boswell declared: "Normal baseball will soon arrive in Washington." (Just two days later, Lo Duca would be named in the Mitchell Report.)Who knew that "normal" meant "almost historically bad" and, specifically,...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Free Falling…

The largest one-year payroll slashing in Major League Baseball history might not belong to the then-Florida Marlins, whose offseason fire sale six years ago landed Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca with the New York Mets and gutted the team’s payroll from $60 million to $15 million. The distinction, it turns out, soon may belong to the 2012 Mets. After general manager Sandy...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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