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Dodger, Dodger Bill Y’all

The Dodgers are making the Yanks look like low rent bums.

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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 9, 2012 10:38 am

nice headline, Alex.
Luxury taxes all around, barkeep.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 9, 2012 12:17 pm

[1] Probably not a good idea with Miami over there in the corner; yunnow how MLB tries to discourage public drunkenness...

3 monkeypants   ~  Dec 9, 2012 3:53 pm

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.

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Dec 9, 2012 7:09 pm

[3] Posada wasn't that bad on D until his last contract, where he declined fast. And with the bat, AJ is no Jorge.

5 monkeypants   ~  Dec 9, 2012 7:52 pm

[4] 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.

6 monkeypants   ~  Dec 9, 2012 7:54 pm

[5] Hm. reviewing his stats... Pierzynski has been much worse offensively through his career than I had thought.

Let the Chris Stewart Era begin!

7 RIYank   ~  Dec 10, 2012 1:17 am

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.)

8 monkeypants   ~  Dec 10, 2012 1:28 am

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.

Let the Chris Stewart Era begin!

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