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Old 11-29-2012, 10:59 PM
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Russel Martin just signed with the Pirates so the Yankees will be looking for a catcher. I think that AJ is a much better fit for the Yankees and Yankee Stadium than for the Dodgers.
I don't know that Russell Martin would have signed with the Pirates if the Yankees really wanted him. And all last season, I thought they would be after Pierzynski in free agency because he looks like he would benefit from playing in Yankee Stadium. All of that is just speculation on my part, of course, but the Yankees are in the market for a regular starting catcher, and I don't believe it's because the Pirates forced them to change their plans. I don't see Francisco Cervelli getting the job. I certainly don't see Chris Stewart becoming the everyday starting catcher for the Yankees.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:56 PM
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Mark Gonzales writes, several end-of-season comments by pitchers indicate they're just as content with Flowers behind the plate.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4911150.story
I heard an interview with him on a podcast though: http://midwaymadness.com/2012/11/mid...ay-episode-38/ and I thought him not really answering the question about Tyler Flowers' bat told you all you need to know about his future as an every day catcher. Hell he even compares him to a life long back up. (You have to fast forward through all the ND/USC stuff, I guess Gonzo is a USC guy?)

Problem for Flowers is this lineup is full of guys like him who cant get on base but have some pop.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:21 AM
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Maybe someone can refute me with a spray chart, but AJ seemed to homer to left-center as much as he did to right. (It seemed like more of his singles went to right, and a lot of his doubles were lined down the RF line.) Maybe the Yankees go after him hard, but I think AJ would benefit more from hitting in a lineup with other Yankees mashers, than necessarily from the shallow RF dimensions.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:33 AM
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AJ should retire in a Sox uniform and maybe eventually manage the team.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:25 PM
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Thankfully the Winter Meetings start Monday

While Hahn has kept low-key in the media (a nice change from Kenny's annual "50 cents" speech) I'm sure he as a few things cooking.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:05 PM
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I think Rick has been a little too quiet. Something might happen during the winter meetings.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:08 PM
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The Indians have been in consistent contact with the agent for Kevin Youkilis. Francona, based on his success with Boston from 2004 to '11, has opened doors for the Indians when it comes to dealing with agents and free agents. He has been working the recruiting phones.

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index...rking_the.html


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Old 12-02-2012, 08:21 PM
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The Indians have been in consistent contact with the agent for Kevin Youkilis. Francona, based on his success with Boston from 2004 to '11, has opened doors for the Indians when it comes to dealing with agents and free agents. He has been working the recruiting phones.

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index...rking_the.html


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I don't think the Sox are going to be able to resign Youk. Cleveland gives him the option to play 1B and rest up at DH every once in a while.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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A very respected agent who is canvassing the catchers' market thinks that eventually, there will be a reunion of A.J. Pierzynski/CWS.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:18 PM
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A very respected agent who is canvassing the catchers' market thinks that eventually, there will be a reunion of A.J. Pierzynski/CWS.
It makes too much sense for AJ to stay. He's seemingly not getting the offers he'd sought, and the Sox need a left-handed bat and catching help.

Although he wouldn't like it, and I wouldn't tell him this before signing him, I would sit AJ against LHP, because Flowers rakes LHP, and it will keep AJ's bat fresher and more productive against RHP.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:30 PM
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Did you just see what Cleveland got for Choo?

I'm thinking we should be able to get something for a Rios/Thornton combo...
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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Did you just see what Cleveland got for Choo?

I'm thinking we should be able to get something for a Rios/Thornton combo...

It's frustrating that Cleveland, Kansas City, and Detroit have all seemingly improved this offseason while we've just stood pat. I like the Keppinger deal a lot but I do not think it's enough for us to win the division if we just throw him in with the exact same team as last year.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:53 PM
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It's frustrating that Cleveland, Kansas City, and Detroit have all seemingly improved this offseason while we've just stood pat. I like the Keppinger deal a lot but I do not think it's enough for us to win the division if we just throw him in with the exact same team as last year.
It's also December 12. I'll wait until the offseason is over to judge teams that haven't played yet!
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:06 AM
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Ryan Zimmerman, Nats 3rd base. What kind of player package do we need to present to swing a deal for this guy? He is everything we need but a bit high on the DP's. What do we have that the Nationals could use?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:48 AM
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Ryan Zimmerman, Nats 3rd base. What kind of player package do we need to present to swing a deal for this guy? He is everything we need but a bit high on the DP's. What do we have that the Nationals could use?
He's the face of their franchise in his prime, he's not going anywhere.
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