January 12, 2007

Maine defends Lo Duca

Michael S. Schmidt at the NY Times, writes about John Maine and what he had to say concerning John Thomson:

A day after pitcher John Thomson said in a conference call that he chose to sign with Toronto instead of the Mets partly because of the questionable catching style of Paul Lo Duca, the Mets’ pitcher John Maine defended Lo Duca, saying that he was one of the best catchers he has ever worked with.

“He is known as a hitter because he hits .320 every season, but he is great to throw to,” Maine said. “He knew the hitters and knew my strengths and called to my strengths.

“He hasn’t thrown to him,” Maine said of Thomson. “I don’t know why he would say that.”

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