White Sox To Re-Sign A.J. Pierzynski

The White Sox have agreed to sign A.J. Pierzynski, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Rosenthal hears that the sides are moving toward a two-year, $8MM deal, but he notes that the catcher's salary is unconfirmed. Jon Heyman of SI.com confirms that Pierzynski will earn $8MM over two years (Twitter link).


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79 Comments on "White Sox To Re-Sign A.J. Pierzynski"


plain_g
4 years 8 months ago

woooo
(jays fan)

Hits & Gigs
4 years 8 months ago

lol!

Hits & Gigs
4 years 8 months ago

THANK GOD

-a jays fan

shysox
4 years 8 months ago

Big, big day.

Sniderlover
4 years 8 months ago

LOL… I’m laughing so hard. Would have been one depressing day after Leafs losing, Jays signing AJP but 50% ain’t that bad.

Big day for the WhiteSox though.

4 years 8 months ago

Big day for my Sox. I really wonder, though, what to do with Viciedo and Flowers now? Neither has a position now. I wonder if they could each be dealt for a reliever, or maybe combined in a package for a guy like BJ Upton? Would that be plausible/ enough?

shysox
4 years 8 months ago

i guess it really depends how much money the white sox have to spend

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

or are willing to spend…i bet they havea few more signings…kenny isnt going to let ozzie tell him how to build a team this year as you can tell by the dunn signins….AJ had a monster second half hopefully he does not get off to as bad of a start…

shysox
4 years 8 months ago

God, I really hate the AJ signing, I hoped it would be 1 YR/3 MIL with a club option for 2012. I hoped we would take a gamble on Russell Martin, but that won’t happen anymore. Even in a down year, he had a .347 OBP, compared to AJ’s .300 OBP. Hopefully we sign either Manny Delcarmen or Taylor Buchholz, and I would really like the Sox to go after Jack Cust, as their DH because well, despite the fact that he’s a poor man’s Adam Dunn, he hit .270 and posted a OBP near .400, and would probably not cost more than 5 MIL per year. Edwin Encarnacion might be an option for 3rd base if we decide to trade Brent Morel. So let me take a shot at it..

LF Juan Pierre
C A.J Piersynski
CF Alex Rios
1B Adam Dunn
DH Jack Cust/Manny/Berkman/Konerko
RF Carlos Quentin
SS Alexei Ramirez
3B Mark Teahen
2B Gordon Beckham

Danks
Floyd
Jackson
Buehrle
Peavy
MRP: ???????
MRP: Linebrink
MRP: Pena
MRP: Delcarmen
MRP: Santos
SU: Thornton
CL: ????????

4 years 8 months ago

you are forgetting Chris Sale as a SP or RP

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

no no no no no….morell wont get traded there is no point…he is the best option at thrid for the whitesox…also berkman wont sign with the sox ever and i wouldnt want him his ego is too hurt from 05 still and he cant really hit anymore…cust is a good option for DH as a back up back up back up back up plan…it really still looks like konerko is going to be on the sox and split time at 1st and DH with dunn…i would take a flier out on pena before cust and vicedio as well…mark teahan will no be a starter next season he will be a super sub…dyan viciedo will start at 3rd before he does…MAnny wont be back because also he cant really hit for power anymore…

edwin is not a good option at thrid he has never really put together a good full season i would rather see the cheaper option of vicedio there..manny delcarmin and taylor are good ideas for the pen..i would rather see them try to sign putz to close with santos getting one more year as a set up guy….putz-thonrton-santos-linebrink..only really need a long relif guy, andother lefty and one more guy…those type can be brought up from AAA to fill out

Jerze
4 years 8 months ago

i hope they keep viciedo as a backup for 3rd/1st (maybe even start at 3rd and make teahen a utilty guy/4th OF). Viciedo looked good to me last year..lots of contact and power. Flowers..please trade him while he still has value. not a fan.

4 years 8 months ago

Morel will start at 3rd, Teahen will be in Mark DeRosa mold. I like Teahen as that, he just is paid too much.

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

all whitesox fans need to realize morell is our starting 3rd basemen with vicedio as the back up…I would not even be surprised to see teahan traded or DFA’d…and let omar and vicideo be the back up infielders

Red_Line_9
4 years 8 months ago

I think KW was trying to trade Flowers last season while he still had value. There weren’t too many teams jumping for him. He’ll probably ship him off in a Josh Fields type of deal. Everything that Flowers could offer them they already have signed until he’s in his late 20’s anyway…and it’s not like he’s going to show up as AJ’s defensive sub.

Antonio Nicarelli
4 years 8 months ago

they both go back to the minors where they belong. We do not need to unload our young talent; we need to develop it. Viciedo especially is still very young. 2012 will be here before you know it.

4 years 8 months ago

see where your coming from on Viciedo, but by the the time AJ will be gone, Flowers will be the young age of… 27. Thats not young by any means for a guy with little success above AA.

Red_Line_9
4 years 8 months ago

Flowers isn’t much of a prospect. The fact that KW would give AJ two years tells you what the internal scouting is saying about him. I’m not even sure what they do with him, because it doesn’t appear he can handle the glove well enough to be a defensive backup.

Best bet would be to include him in a deal to a team that would take a chance on him either as a catcher or DH.

KW is usually great at over-glorifying the Sox prospects..but even he hasn’t been able to keep Flowers from sinking.

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

flowers will spend another season in the minors and probably be the starter in 2012 with AJ backing him up…OR depening on ST he could be the bck up or split time wtih AJ….vicedio will either man 1st if they strike out on PK or another 1stbasemen…or split time at 1stand DH with Dunn…the whitesox could offer vicedio-mitchell(or jordan dank)-reliever prospect or two for upton but i doubt it works…

Retnan
4 years 8 months ago

Well obviously what happens with Viciedo will depend on whether Konerko is resigned. If not then Vic will probably be at first and Dunn DH (whether he likes it or not).

4 years 8 months ago

hallelujah! he’s not a Blue Jay

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Thats more like it.

I just took a deep breath.

4 years 8 months ago

Thank you for the early birthday present!

– Blue Jays fan

P.S. Manny for Christmas?

suffern
4 years 8 months ago

So for those wondering, Yes, it is too late to cancel your “custom designed” Pierzynski Blue Jay jersey order. I called MLB.com shop’s customer service line, and after 5 minutes of collective customer support team laughter, I just hung up….

Renegade
4 years 8 months ago

Cowley is a clown.

fisk72
4 years 8 months ago

He writes a once-a-week column for the S Times on college football/basketball. What a tool. He has no sources left.

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

are you serious? he is one of the best writers in chicago…anything whitesox he breaks it which is why he is 670 the scores(the whitesox radio station) indsider…he broke peavy, rios dunn AJ before anyone else

4 years 8 months ago

He also has a huge hard on against KW so most of his stories are biased against him

rzepczynski
4 years 8 months ago

lol 2 years 8 mill good thing it wasnt the jays that seems like a huge overpay… but market is crazy to start this offseason i guesssss….

danny_duberstein
4 years 8 months ago

Huge overpay? All he would need to do is produce 1 WAR each year to be worth his contract, which he has basically done his whole career…

Joey Doughnuts
4 years 8 months ago

If by “huge overpay” you mean a bargain, then I agree. Look how much the other FA catchers got this offseason….

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

yeah 4 per year is a great deal for AJ

4 years 8 months ago

overpay…? Go look at what some of the other contracts have been then rethink your post.

4 years 8 months ago

Kenny Williams flying under the radar as usual.

Is there enough money left for Konerko?

4 years 8 months ago

Think there is. Though I’d personally rather have Pena and allocate the savings on Pauly to resign Danks long term

firealyellon
4 years 8 months ago

Reinsdorf is a 75 year old multi-millionaire. The savings ship has sailed….

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

75 year old multi-multi-multi- millionaire…thats why he spent this season on the bull and is spending on the sox he wants both teams to win or at least make it to the championship once before he croaks….

Jonathan Stone
4 years 8 months ago

Do you still want Konerko with Dunn in the fold?

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

yes…they split time at DH and 1st it gives dyan times to develop in the minors and if konerko can reproduce what he did last season we would have aleft power threat and a righty power threat along with rios and CQ

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

Its not about how much is left its about how much Jerry will allow kenny to spend…this is a kenny williams offseason…i bet konerko is next if not watch for carlos pena or adam laroach(worst case sceniero vicedio starts at 1st) watch for trade rumors for prince or adrian…this is kenny showing his hand to ozzie and saying “ozzie this is my team and your going to play the players i get no more you telling me what to get”

thegrayrace
4 years 8 months ago

Catchers are going fast! Buck, Torrealba, Varitek and now Pierzynski.Olivo and Barajas the only decent options left… at this rate, I guess the Dodgers tender Martin.

davestiebrules
4 years 8 months ago

Phew!

Sincerely,
Jays Fan

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 8 months ago

A little off topic. How many captains are left in the big leagues? Jeter and Varitek and that’s it? I know Derek Lee and Konerko used to be captains..

4 years 8 months ago

Konerko has been the Sox “captain” for years. Didn’t believe in wearing the ‘C’ though, felt it took away from the team.

meanguygary
4 years 8 months ago

Thank you Ken Williams.

4 years 8 months ago

Just proves that you should always assume the exact opposite of what Cowley “hears.” I wonder if the Jays were even in the mix for AJ. On Waddle and Silvey this morning, AJ claimed that nothing was going on with his contract. Most likely, nothing was going because KW was busy signing one of the bigger FAs available. As for the poster who said what to do with Flowers and Viciedo….I got an idea….keep them at AAA where they belong. Dayan is very young and needs to learn the strike zone and Flowers regressed so much that he is not even a Top 10 prospect in the organization anymore. Flowers IMO is expendable to trade for a veteran, cheap LH relief pitcher.

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

agreed josh phigley(sp) is being slowly groomed as the catcher of the future

mboss
4 years 8 months ago

Phegley will not be the catcher of the future. He had a rare illness the 2nd half of this year and just had his spleen removed this past week. Regardless of his health issues he really hasn’t hit much since joining the Sox and he is not a very good defensive catcher. Michael Blanke looks like the catcher of the future unless Flowers stays and has a good season in 2011.

Red_Line_9
4 years 8 months ago

The Sox already have a catcher of the future….KW just hasn’t traded for him yet.

ditkaforgov
4 years 8 months ago

My guess is Flowers gets traded for a reliever, I was assuming they would sign Paulie and possibly Putz, I think they have enough money for Konerko still though.

switchhitingjesus
4 years 8 months ago

Now the jays can have a catcher who can play defense and not worry about aj’s crap.

4 years 8 months ago

This is exactly as Dave Cameron said it: a bargain in this market. Guys like John Buck are getting double-figure contracts.
Also, rather have Dunn and AJ for 64 Million than V-Mart for the offered 48 Million

4 years 8 months ago

I’d rather have V-Mart IF he was catching (since AJ doesn’t exactly have the strongest arm either), but reports are the Tigers are going to use him as a DH. As a catcher, he’s top 5, as a 1b/dh/corner of/traditional power position, he’s slightly above average.

jwsox
4 years 8 months ago

vmart is widely known as one of the worst catchers at blocking and throwing runners out…aj can at least block…vmart is a 1st basemen/ dh who thinks he is a catcher…aj is a catcher at the tail end of his career who should probably be moved to a different position but can still call one heck of a game and hardly allows balls to get past him..

i want to know where you getting that vmart is a top 5 catcher? offensivly yes but in terms of D WHICH IS WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE A CATHER THERE IS NO WAY HE IS A TOP 5

4 years 8 months ago

I am pretty sure he meant offensively. He was comparing how Vmart rated offensively as a catcher vs. as a 1B/DH type.