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Uncertainty surrounds Piazza's move to first

The Mets are hopeful that moving Mike Piazza to first base will go well, but it's far from a certainty it will.

Originally Published: January 23, 2004
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Like any baseball blueprint hatched between October and March, the Mets' plans for Mike Piazza's conversion to first base is full of shiny, best-case scenarios. The experiment is part of the club's overall mission to become younger and more gifted in the field, even if it means taking a deep breath and hoping a 35-year-old catcher can learn a new position.

Piazza is hardly enthusiastic, but the fact that he's at least green-lighted the switch is, in the Mets' eyes, progress. ...

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