The Red Sox decided to sign A.J. Pierzynski over the offseason instead of re-signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and so far, it hasn't looked like the best decision.
Pierzynski doesn't look comfortable up there at the plate - he's hitting a career-worst .236 - and even less confident behind it.
There have been countless occasions where he doesn't appear to be on the same page as his pitcher, as shaking off pitches has become the norm with Pierzynski behind the plate. Oh, and let's not forget the dingers opposing teams are crushing off the Sox pitching staff with Pierzynski behind the plate.
Now, it is all A.J,'s fault? No. At some point the pitcher has to be held responsible for some of the pitches and locations. But he's certainly not helping the matter.
Meanwhile, David Ross continues to do his thing. No, Ross isn't a perennial All-Star behind the plate. But he's reliable, and it seems like he has a good report with the staff.
Is it a good idea to make Ross the go-to catcher over Pierzynski, or at least give him an equal amount of games? Or . . . do the Sox need to think about another catcher altogether?
Let us know in the comments section.