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The market for catcher A.J. Pierzynski is starting to heat up. Pierzynski represents the last viable name on the free agent market at catcher.
Mike Napoli was given a three year deal from the Boston Red Sox worth $39 million. The Pittsburgh Pirates gave Russell Martin a contract worth $17 million over two years.
Pierzynski future deal should fall somewhere between the two.
One team known to be seeking an upgrade at catcher is the Texas Rangers. After losing out on re-signing Napoli, Texas is looking at the posability of having Geovany Soto as their primary catcher.
Signing Pierzysnki would provide the type of veteran leadership that the team lost when they traded Michael Young to Philadelphia. Pierzynski’s numbers are likely to dip some next season from the 27 home runs he had in 2012 but he is still an accomplished hitter.
In 15 career seasons, Pierzynksi is a .284/.324/.429 hitter who averages 15 home runs and has gotten a reputation as a good game caller even if his ability to throw out runners is eroding.
The New York Yankees who lost Martin and the Chicago White Sox, Pierzynski’s former team, are both known to have interest in the soon to be 36-year-old.
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Am I drinking? Yes, milk.
Have I lost my mind? Always a possibility.
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Do I think Hamilton is Mr. Right Now? YES!
I do believe that Padres fans are...
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