Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Marlins re-up LoDuca 

The Marlins have re-signed Paul Lo Duca.

Three years, $18 million.

For a catcher who turns 32 in April, who isn't impressive defensively, and who has a .269 career EQA and is still coasting off of one great season. Oh, and he tends to wear down over the course of the season.

I find this pretty mystifying.

Best case scenario, based on a reasonable career path, they'll be overpaying somewhat for a solid, unspectacular catcher.

Worst case, in the middle of 2006, they'll be desperately trying to find someone to dump him on, where he can be an overpaid backup.

Maybe they'll send him to the Reds for the similarly overpaid, not very good Eric Milton, who also has a three year deal.

Bad signing.

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