The Dodgers are making the Yanks look like low rent bums.
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nice headline, Alex.
Luxury taxes all around, barkeep.
 Probably not a good idea with Miami over there in the corner; yunnow how MLB tries to discourage public drunkenness...
Meanwhile, from MLBtraderunors:
The Yankees are hesitating on A.J. Pierzynski because they only view him as an average defender, Heyman tweets.
Yeah, because building winning team around no-hit catchers has been a Yankee tradition. It's like Jorge Posada never existed.
 Posada wasn't that bad on D until his last contract, where he declined fast. And with the bat, AJ is no Jorge.
 AJ is no Jorge, to be sure. But if the Yankees are so worried Pierzynski is only *average* on defense that they will go into the season with Frankie or Stewart or the like as the starting C..if that's the case, the Yankees' thinking is screwed up royally.
 Hm. reviewing his stats... Pierzynski has been much worse offensively through his career than I had thought.
Let the Chris Stewart Era begin!
Yeah, being an average (or worse) defender is quite acceptable if a catcher hits like Jorge. If you hit like AJ, you have to be able to do something better. Otherwise you're Frankie Cervelli. (Plus some homers.)
And from RiverAveBlues:
They view the long-time White Sox backstop as just an average defender, and apparently catcher defense has become a top priority in the organization over the last few years.
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