// a.j. pierzynski

Ranking the AL East: Catchers

We’re inching ever closer to Opening Day as games have begun in Spring Training! As our ranking series goes on, this week focuses on catchers. The Yankees’ acquisition received a lot of love, but there are some other impact catchers in the AL East as well. 1. Brian McCann, New York Yankees: He has hit at […]

Saltalamacchia Pens Thank You to Red Sox Fans

When I learned that Jarrod Saltalamacchia wouldn’t be coming back to the Boston Red Sox, I can’t say I was heartbroken. Sure, Salty had put together a career year, hitting .273/.338/.466 with 14 home runs, 40 doubles, and 65 RBIs. But you could dig your way to China using the holes in his swing, and […]

The Right Catcher for the Red Sox: Salty, McCann, Ruiz, Pierzynski or Weiters?

After constructing a World Series Champion team in 2013, Cherington has few holes to fill before defending the title in 2014. The biggest piece missing from this team is a catcher. Saltalamacchia had a solid regular season, setting career highs in many categories and he also broke the franchise record for doubles by a catcher […]

New Mike Napoli Contract is Perfect for the New-Look Red Sox

Mike Napoli agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Thursday morning that guaranteed only $5 million, according to sources via ESPN. The deal includes multiple incentives that could push his salary up to the $13 million annual salary he was originally supposed to get in the three-year deal worth $39 million. The […]

Chicago’s Floyd Denies Wakefield of 200th Win; Pedroia Hit Streak Done at 25

Tim Wakefield pitched well enough for career win number 200 on Friday night, but the Red Sox couldn’t get their offense clicking against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox in a 3-1 loss. Wakefield pitched seven strong innings, allowing just 3 runs to the potent Chicago lineup, with a knuckleball that danced for better and […]

Sox Defense Plays With Fire, Finally Burned in Seventh

For six innings, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox infield danced around walks, infield singles, sacrifice ground outs and bunts. In the seventh inning, the music finally ended, as two RBI singles and an errant throw on a bunt allowed three runs to score. Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox beat […]

Meet Boof Bonser

When the Boston Red Sox traded for Boof Bonser over the winter, it flew under the radar a little bit. For good reason. A casual baseball fan may know his name, you don’t forget a name like Boof. Sad to say, most of Mr. Bonser’s notoriety comes from merely that, his name. This will be […]