Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lo Duca: How About an Extension? Mets: Is That a UFO?

From the New York Daily News:

DUCA DEAL: Paul Lo Duca's reps brought up the topic of an extension during the winter meetings, but Mets brass wasn't ready to discuss it. The issue figures to be broached again by Lo Duca's side during spring training, though there's been speculation the Mets may wait to see how things play out this season with other catchers before addressing their situation behind the plate for '08 and beyond.

Lo Duca, who turns 35 in April, will earn $6.25 million this season and could be seeking a hefty raise. He hit .318 with five homers and 49 RBI in '06.

Good luck with that extension, Paulie. We'll see if you get any of the love the Mets showered upon David Wright and Jose Reyes.