Because Saltalamacchia wasn’t hard enough to keep spelling the Sox signed AJ Pierzynski to keep me on my toes. The 36 year old signed an $8.25 million contract for one year the day I called the Sox out for not doing anything. That all but assured Saltalamacchia wouldn’t return as he signed a three year deal with the Marlins. From first to worst, have fun in South Beach.
There was a Beltran rumor floating around but it appears there are much better offers out there so we can cross him off the list.
They’re grinding a deal with Napoli but it’s taking forever. In the meantime his name has been floated all over the place including back to Texas and Seattle. I think he comes back but we’ll have to wait and see.
After Ellsbury went to New York I’ve heard Curtis Granderson’s name as a possible replacement. If it’s short money and short term, sure. But a guy with a career .261 average and .330 OBP is hardly going to replace your lead off hitter. Oh, and he’s coming off an injury that limited him to 61 games last season.
So there are options and names being thrown around. There’s also trade possibilities. I’ve heard Batista from Toronto or Kemp from the Dodgers. We’ll just have to wait and see.