Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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Just as fans start to comprehend that the New York Yankees are all about one-year deals this off-season, the brass throws another curveball that makes no sense. Here is the gist of it: -       Russell Martin signs a 2-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates, as Yankees didn’t even counter the offer as it was one season too many. -       Yankees watch their everyday starting catcher leave, and now have a big hole. -       The leftovers are Romine, Cervelli and Stewart who are backup catchers and defensive replacements at best. -       Presumably the Yankees are on the hunt for a legit everyday backstop that would accept a one-year deal. -       MLB.com reports that free agent catcher AJ Pierzynski has accepted a one-year, $7.5 million deal to play for the Texas Rangers in 2013. -       Pierzynski is 35-years old; and he posted a .278 batting average with 27 home runs and 77 RBI for the White Sox in 2012. Um… what happened here? The Yankees need a real starting catcher a
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