Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 12/21/12
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There is a report that catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed Thursday on a one-year deal to join the Texas Rangers.  Still waiting to hear contract details. There has been only one free agent (from another team) that I’ve been adamant about the Yankees going after this winter–this guy. Yet a few weeks ago, Brian Cashman said that the Yankees would not pursue Pierzynski and they were preparing to play with Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart fighting for the starting catcher position. As if that makes any sense. What’s Cashman thinking? The Yankees couldn’t offer A.J. a one or two year deal for $6 or 7 million? Even though they do sign a declining Kevin Youkilis for a ridiculous $12? In fact, among any of the significant players they did sign (Pettitte, Rivera, Kuroda, Ichiro, Youk) all of them were signed for over $10M, much more than A.J. was asking. And it’s not like A.J. was dying to go to Texas. He felt slighted that Rangers’ skipper Ron Washington left him off the All Star team d...
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