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The Padres' decision to decline Piazza's $8 million option was one of the few surprises of the option season, especially when they don't have a right-handed power bat ready to fill the void. Piazza would be an ideal fit for an American League club that has a capable defensive backup available and can give Piazza time at DH to keep him healthy and keep his bat in the lineup. His approach at the plate is more pull-oriented than it was when he was younger, and his bat is a bit slower, but he still has plus power (slugging .564 away from homer-killing Petco Park) and provides more offense than most teams get out of the catcher spot.