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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 PM
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Default AJ signs 1-year deal with the Rangers

Pending physical.

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Rangers and A.J. Pierzynski have agreed to terms on a one-year contract pending tomorrow's physical
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:00 PM
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1 year? Wow.

I wonder how much.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:01 PM
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1 year? Wow.

I wonder how much.
Probably less than what he was looking for.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:04 PM
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Buster Olney

The Rangers had to get some left-handed hitting, which makes A.J.Pierzynski a good fit for them.
A DH option on days he doesn't catch.

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According to a baseball source the Yankees did make a 1-year offer to A.J. Pierzynski, but he chose the Rangers.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:34 PM
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Fantastic.

It was overdue. Time to move on.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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The worst part of this - besides the fact that the Sox needed a left-handed bat and a quality starting catcher - is that douchebag Rangers fans will forget they booed him, without having any reason to have done so.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:11 PM
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Fantastic.

It was overdue. Time to move on.
To what?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:14 PM
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To what?
Can't wait to slot in another 150 strikeouts into the lineup.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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Can't wait to slot in another 150 strikeouts into the lineup.
And another .230 avg.

but hey, he hits homers! Everyone loves homers!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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The worst part of this - besides the fact that the Sox needed a left-handed bat and a quality starting catcher - is that douchebag Rangers fans will forget they booed him, without having any reason to have done so.
Oh come on, we hated AJ so much when he was with the Twins. I wished at least a dozen different horrible fates upon him in September 2003 alone.

AJ will play for another team for a few years, then retire, and a decade from now will be fondly remembered by Sox fans as an icon of his era on the south side.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:16 PM
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Can't wait to slot in another 150 strikeouts into the lineup.
I think Flowers is going to have a closer to 200 strikeouts and a .220 average.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:17 PM
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Oh come on, we hated AJ so much when he was with the Twins. I wished at least a dozen different horrible fates upon him in September 2003 alone.
I don't recall that we hated him any more than any other Twin.

The difference is that Rangers fans are notorious bandwagon jumpers. Half of them will tell you their favorite NL team is the Cubs, just because the media tells them the Cubs are lovable. They decided to hate AJ because that's what the media told them to do, not because the Sox had such a great record against the Rangers or because AJ regularly throttled Rangers pitchers.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:17 PM
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The Rangers needed to keep up after losing Napoli and watching the Angels get better. He should do all right for him if he gets in about 100 games. He has that Fox studio gig locked up when he retires anyway. Angels fans have even more of a reason to boo him.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:27 PM
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I am very curious how much he got and if the Sox even made a offer. I thought he would want a 2-3 year which the Sox didnt want but on a one year deal, I would think the Sox would have put a competitive offer on the table. Something isnt meshing in my mind unless its a 8-10M deal.

Probably the last place, I would have went to if I was AJ and wanted to extend my career beyond next year. Catching down there in the texas heat has to be very tough.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:36 PM
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Can't wait to slot in another 150 strikeouts into the lineup.
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And another .230 avg.

but hey, he hits homers! Everyone loves homers!
And the alternative is that clearly better?
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