Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Hey, Felipe, it's almost midnight! Do you have a contract? The non-tender deadline is at midnight. If they offer him a contract, an arbiter (assuming no prior settlement) will decide his salary, somewhere in the $4-5 million range. If they don't tender him an offer, he becomes a free agent.

Here's a list of other non-tender candidates. Johnny Estrada, the switch-hitting catcher, jumps out, but with all the talk of PLo getting the full-time starters job, that might not happen.

Speaking of which... the PLo press conference was today, and Dan Steinberg has the goods. I love the quote from Bowden about how PLo is a winner, baby! All he does is win! Don't you want to be a winner? "He's a winner. He's always won."

(Except for last year when the Mets had a historic collapse, or when they folded in the NLCS the year before... or all those long years with the Dodgers when his innate ability to win couldn't end that decades-long streak where the once-proud franchise couldn't win a solitary game... but other than that, yeah, baby, he's a winner!)


  • It all depends on how you define "winner". He's definitely a winner compared with what any other player on pretty much any local pro sports team around here for the past 15 years has been during their time here in DC. (With the exception of DC United of course.) This includes such big names as Michael Jordan and Jaromir Jagr. And of course LoDuca still has to prove it by perpetuating his brand of winning here. But if he can do what those other guys couldn't, it may not meet every critic's definition of being a "winner", but it will be a step up over the status quo here for sure. I'll take that as a start.

    By Blogger An Briosca Mor, at 12/11/2007 11:21 PM  

  • winner ha...more like he's a weiner

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2007 11:39 PM  

  • Wow. Let the LoDuca bashing begin.

    I wasn't looking forward to a LoDuca signing but as a one-year deal it could work out very well for the team. I hope when April comes he tears it up behind the plate.

    By Blogger Presidents Race Fan, at 12/12/2007 8:56 AM  

  • Me ME ME Sign ME!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/12/2007 9:45 AM  

  • Agree with Teddy. I'm OK with the LoD signing.

    My hope is that LoD tears it up, he is traded for a good prospect in the summer, the back-up (someone yet to be signed, preferably a young LH-hitting good defensive guy) takes over--and then Jesus comes up mid-season to challenge for the starting job.

    But if none of that happens and LoD does a good job for this season, that's great too.

    By Blogger EdDC, at 12/12/2007 10:50 AM  

  • Bowden was probably referring to Lo Duca's trips to the race track...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/12/2007 1:10 PM  

  • wait so I don't get it. was FLop non-tendered? does that mean he's gone?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/12/2007 3:17 PM  

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