On Wednesday the news broke that the Boston Red Sox were designating A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. Immediately I prepared myself for the onslaught of White Sox fans who were going to yell about bringing their Polish Prince back to Chicago. It wasn’t exactly hard to predict given the outcry of a vocal portion of the fan base last winter when the Sox let Pierzynski walk and sign with the Rangers.
Oh the fun I made of them then, and the fun I was planning on making of them again now. But then a funny thing happened.
How terrible is the current White Sox catching situation? It’s bad enough that when I see a trade rumor connecting the White Sox to a catcher who has hit .228/.311/.343 in his MLB career, I completely understand the motivation.
The question is whether or not this is a deal the Sox should even pursue.