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Steve Pearce: The Hand Sewn Mittens

Sep 9, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman

Steve Pearce

(28) watches his game winning solo home run against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Hand Sewn mittens aren’t a bad gift. Quite honestly, any gift should be appreciated.

Mittens are useful, especially during a blizzard.

Considering how the White Sox have performed over the last three seasons, they’re under a blizzard warning right now, at least until they can turn the tide a bit.

Steve Pearce is a career .756 OPS hitter, but he hasn’t played often as a regular. Pearce had a breakout year in 2014 as a 31 year old with the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted an impressive .930 OPS with over 20 home runs in a hitter friendly Camden Yards. After playing in 102 games in ’14, Pearce was much less stellar last year.

Still Pearce has a career .824 OPS versus lefties. He would have actually been a great platoon partner with Trayce Thompson had he not been dealt.

At this point, that’s all Pearce is though, just the mittens. You could pair him with Adam LaRoche or Melky Cabrera in some sort of platoon, but he’s not the jacket. He’s not the missing piece.

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