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12/03/2013

Boston Red Sox continue to fleece the Texas Rangers

UnknownFor a second consecutive offseason, the World Series champion Boston Red Sox are taking a Ranger the team does not want to pay. It worked great last year.

According to this report from CBSSports, catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox.

Last year, the Red Sox signed away Mike Napoli and reliever Koji Uehara. That kinda worked.

 

 

2013
Napoli: 139 games, .259, 38 2B, 23 HR, 92 RBI
Koji Uehara: 73 games, 4-1, 74.1 ip., 33 hits, 10 r, 1.09 ERA

Both players were big contributors to the Red Sox in their World Series run, both in terms of a beard/bat and saves. 

The Rangers replaced Napoli with Pierzynski, who signed a one-year contract and was a major score - he batted .272 with 17 home runs, 70 RBI in 134 games last season.

Pierzynski, who has a broadcasting career waiting for him whenever he retires, agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox for the obvious reason - he believes they are closer, and it's the best baseball market in the country.

Napoli is a free agent again and reportedly wants three years. Despite his bat, it's doubtful the Rangers will go that far.

But they need a catcher. Again.

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Comments

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If we type it (Nap-o-li) will he come? Maybe Nap will hear the cyber chants and long for 2011 again.

Sean

Um, Mac... the Rangers didn't want AJ back, ESPECIALLY at THAT price! They said as much when they signed Soto. So how is this fleecing the Rangers?

Plus Napoli isn't a catcher anymore because of the hip injury. After the injury was disclosed NOBODY paid Napoli last year until after the fact.

So we would STILL need a catcher.

You want to sign Napoli for 3 years as a 50 game catcher, 50 game 1B and 62 game DH!?!

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