Paul Lo Duca has been solid during his two years in a Met uniform. His off-field issues (gambling, divorce, partying with LI teeny-boppers, press meltdowns) may not be endearing him to the front office, however.
Lo Duca’s contract is up and his mouth may be what seals the deal and send him elswewhere in 2008.
Our Ron Hunt writes:
This is the crap the Willie hates from Lo Duca and the reason he will be gone next year;
Maneuvers: The Mets will make one of two moves Wednesday to accommodate Lawrence on the 25-player roster. If Paul Lo Duca has fully recovered from his hamstring strain, Di Felice probably would be removed from the roster. If Lo Duca can't play, David Newhan probably would be optioned for the third time this season.
Lo Duca said he can't tell whether he'll be ready.
"I could have played [Tuesday] night, so how will I be able to tell?"
Pitcher Jon Adkins and catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. cleared waivers and accepted assignment to New Orleans.