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6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 3:02PM #21
BigGuy
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Jul 10, 2014 -- 2:17PM, Carp wrote:


Jul 10, 2014 -- 1:14PM, BigGuy wrote:


The Red Sox have found their 2014 scapegoat






It was A.J. Pierzynski’s fault.


The cellar-dwelling Red Sox’s minus-54 run differential, the regression of their young players, the anemic lineup — Boston’s dismal season up to this point was all about its recently cut part-time catcher.


At least, that was the word from Red Sox sources who hammered Pierzynski in a piece on WEEI.com, not only for being an ineffective hitter who was batting just .254 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 72 games, but a selfish player who had a “negative” impact on teammates.


Citing multiple former teammates, Pierzynski’s clubhouse-poisoning habits included his  “propensity to spend a significant amount of time looking at his phone while at his locker during games,” most egregiously on one occasion when he ignored the starting pitcher sitting a few feet away who appeared to be an “emotional wreck” after being pulled from a rough outing.


According to WEEI, that incident prompted a teammate to complain about Pierzynski to management.


It was vaguely reminiscent of the takedown of former manager Terry Francona after the Red Sox collapsed in 2011. Francona’s personal issues were mentioned in a Boston Globe story in which team sources blasted him for losing the clubhouse and allowing players to go soft on mid-game beers, fried chicken and video games.


Long before he signed a one-year, $8.25 million deal with Boston this offseason, the 37-year-old Pierzynski had developed a reputation in the big leagues for having an abrasive personality. In Pierzynski’s place, the Red Sox called up catching prospect Christian Vazquez to offense to a sputtering lineup and improve the dugout chemistry. Whatever Vazquez brings, Boston feels it will be an improvement.


The WEEI column describes a handful of Red Sox hanging out in the vicinity of Pierzynski’s former locker after Wednesday night’s victory over the White Sox. One of the participants said it was the first time this year he had spent time in that neighborhood of the clubhouse, making it “clear the catcher’s exit had opened previously closed doors in that room.”





The guy has always been a clubhouse cancer.


Boston sports radio has mailed it in, at this point- saying The Blosox should be sellers now.... and rightfully so.  However, they are scared to death that The Yankees will come after Lester hard, driving his price up or getting him outright.  The Blosox blew it in the off season when Lester said he would take a discount to stay in Boston.  Now Lester holds all the cards.  The prevailing thought is that they will resign him, but it wont come cheaply and it will hurt.



Now, if The Yankees could only get Lester AND price.........
....I can dream, can't I? 




Yeah, good luck with that.  I'd be surprised if Boston let Lester walk, and Price doesn't want to pitch against his old team. I'd be interested in Cole Hamels though if he became available, but I doubt that happens. 

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 5:47PM #22
JoeGNJ
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Jul 10, 2014 -- 2:34PM, Carp wrote:


Jul 10, 2014 -- 2:26PM, misscamaguey wrote:


Don´t worry, garbage gets recycled so someone will give him a contract, ditto for Soriano.




Soriano isn't garbage- He's just getting old. 


once again, a bullseye.  Ty buddy


JoeGNJ - 2Timothy 4:7 - Acts 20:24
6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 8:29PM #23
newinn
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Jul 10, 2014 -- 2:26PM, misscamaguey wrote:


Don´t worry, garbage gets recycled so someone will give him a contract, ditto for Soriano.




like I said, if your grandson ever makes it to the big leagues, folks out there just like you will be calling him garbage.

6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 8:55PM #24
NYYGuy
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It's not like the Yankees would even think about going after him so why was this posted in the Yankee forum?

6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 8:56PM #25
LiferYank
Posts: 6,728

Jul 10, 2014 -- 8:55PM, NYYGuy wrote:


It's not like the Yankees would even think about going after him so why was this posted in the Yankee forum?





Flamebait... Next question.

6 years ago  ::  Jul 10, 2014 - 10:02PM #26
davis2
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Jul 10, 2014 -- 8:55PM, NYYGuy wrote:


It's not like the Yankees would even think about going after him so why was this posted in the Yankee forum?



He would love to screw the sux... He'd play for us for free, but I still don't want him. The Cardinals may need some catching help...

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