Baseball Crank
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February 26, 2007
BASEBALL: Quacks Like The Fonz

Edgardo Alfonzo is headed to the Long Island Ducks:

Add former Mets All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo to the flock of Ducks who see the Long Island team in the independent Atlantic League as a stepping stone back to the majors.

The popular infielder known as "Fonzie" yesterday was acquired by the Ducks in a trade with the Bridgeport Bluefish for first baseman Bucky Jacobsen and starting pitcher Pat Mahomes.

Alfonzo hopes to take the road successfully traveled by former Ducks Carlos Baerga and Bill Pulshiper and avoid the path taken by recent Ducks John Rocker and Juan Gonzalez, who failed in their comeback attempts.

The article notes that the Ducks are managed by former Cardinals and Yankees pitcher Dave LaPoint, who hopes to try Alfonzo out at second, short and third. Me, I'd guess that the Bluefish got the better of the deal, given that Jacobsen is probably well-suited to Independent League play.

In other news, Bobby Abreu is suffering the ouchies of spring.

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