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Say what you want about the Nats, except for the Dukes move, they have made some pretty good moves this off-season.

The Dukes move is much better than signing Lo Duca.

Dukes is 23 and they acquired him for basically nothing. Lo Duca will be 36 on Opening Day, isn't good, and will only get worse.

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The Dukes move is much better than signing Lo Duca.

Dukes is 23 and they acquired him for basically nothing. Lo Duca will be 36 on Opening Day, isn't good, and will only get worse.

Yes and when Dukes kills his wife and her children like he has threatened to do multiple times is it still a good trade?? I must not get it, because I can not understand why people would think that it is a good thing for a team to trade for a man (I use that term very loosely) who threatens women and children.

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Yes and when Dukes kills his wife and her children like he has threatened to do multiple times is it still a good trade?? I must not get it, because I can not understand why people would think that it is a good thing for a team to trade for a man (I use that term very loosely) who threatens women and children.

Yes Dukes is crazy, but unlike Lo Duca, he might actually contribute something on the baseball field.

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Say what you want about the Nats, except for the Dukes move, they have made some pretty good moves this off-season.

I'd much rather have a young guy with tons of upside and some behavioral problems instead of a 36-year-old in a performance freefall who thinks he's a clubhouse presence on par with Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

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grow up. people can change, and you don't even know the guy.

:rolleyes:

I think you don't know the guy and the grow up comment is outa line. Read up on Elijah Dukes history.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/features/261133.html

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/08/02/Rays/Suspended_Dukes_threa.shtml

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/23/Tampabay/Ballplayer_s_wife__He.shtml

Give me one piece of evidence that the guy has changed. He just got himself into a pretty heated arguement in the Dominican with an umpire. The guy threatened to KILL HIS WIFE, AND HER KIDS, in what kind of Bizarro world is that acceptable behavior. I'm sorry, I can overlook a lot of things but threatening to kill children is not something that can or should be glossed over.

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It's not about being "right", it's about overlooking the past and hoping that Dukes has changed his ways. If he can do that, he has all the talent in the world to be a top-shelf player. It's worth the risk.

I think Milledge is the type of player that is worth the risk, Dukes not so much.

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