Apr 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski (40) breaks his bat on a hit driving in a run against the Texas Rangers in the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
5. The Red Sox signed former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski this offseason. He can rub folks the wrong way at times, but he was loved in Chicago, winning a World Series and being a big part of that. What are your thoughts of having him on the Red Sox this season?
"I like the signing for a couple of reasons. I’m not wild about Pierzynski as a player, but I think he’s a good game caller and handles a pitching staff well, though his bat and swing-and-miss tendencies are a bit too much for my taste."
Secondly, Boston has two really good catching prospects in the high minors, and I really like the deal from the standpoint that having A.J. for one year does little to block their progression to the majors.