Yesterday it was reported on many sites that Paul Lo Duca and the Mets have begun talks for a new contract. Today it’s becoming clearer that the Mets interest in Lo Duca is merely as a backup plan.
Who the Mets are really coveting is Yankees catcher Jorge Posada. While Posada is coming off of the finest season in his career, I feel that he will pose a major risk for the Mets. He obviously will cost the Mets much more than Lo Duca will.
My greatest fear is that Posada, who is the same age as Lo Duca, will lose much of his power at Shea and that despite the fact he is coming off of a huge season, he is at an age when catchers tend to start breaking down. I would hate to see the Mets being the ones that reward him for his solid career as a New York Yankee, only to have him give us his worst years at an outrageous cost to the team.
Also, Posada is nowhere near the defensive catcher that Paul Lo Duca is.
Jorge Posada should not be the Mets top priority, Paul Lo Duca should be.
Please re-sign Paul Lo Duca to a 2-year deal, draft a couple of solid catching prospects in the June Draft, and lets hope we can have an internal candidate ready to take over for LoDuca in 2010.
One more thing… Can you please start focusing on the pitching already!
I’d love to read some of your comments on this issue and see where most of you stand on Jorge Posada…