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Pierzynski open to playing for - gasp! - the Cubs

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08:15 AM ET 06.08 | A.J. Pierzynski recently recalled how he'd thought he was headed to the Cubs, via trade, in 2003 -- something that, a decade later, could be his own choice. Now in the final year of a two-year contract with the White Sox, Pierzynski is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. He loves Chicago and wants to remain with the White Sox. But if they decide to move ahead with Tyler Flowers, and Pierzynski wants to stay in town, would he consider signing with the Cubs? "I could never say no to that, because as much as I love the White Sox, as much as I would love to be here, if they were the only team that came after me and I wanted to continue to play, how could I say no?"

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June 8, 2012  09:50 AM ET

I see.

June 8, 2012  09:56 AM ET

I get tired of hearing the same old thing when these players speak. I love it here BUT I have to do the best for my family. BULL it is not about being faithful to your organization it is about one thing money and being greedy.

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June 8, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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I'm sure he'd play for the Toledo Mud Hens if they offered him enough money.

He's been hitting around .300 all year.

June 8, 2012  10:46 AM ET

Michael Barrett...the greatest Cub ever. EVER!

June 8, 2012  10:46 AM ET

Rivalries mean much more to the fans than to the players. Playing for the Cubs is literally the easiest move that AJ could make.

June 8, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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OMG, can you imagine being pushed out by a guy named Tyler Flowers?

Is it any wonder that a guy named Tyler Flowers is a catcher?

June 8, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Nooooo, I love to heckle him!

June 8, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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I'm sure he'd play for the Toledo Mud Hens if they offered him enough money.

It is a business, go figure...and correct!

June 8, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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Michael Barrett...the greatest Cub ever. EVER!

Ever hear of my Mother's Favorite Cub, Gabby Hartnett? You did write 'ever.'

June 8, 2012  02:00 PM ET

The Cubs are trying to go young. Why would they pick up AJ?

June 8, 2012  02:07 PM ET
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The Cubs are trying to go young. Why would they pick up AJ?

Bullpen coach.

June 8, 2012  02:09 PM ET

First Posada & Varitek... Now AJ...

Hopefully AJ can go out gracefully also...

But I think he's got another (short) contract in him.

June 8, 2012  02:11 PM ET
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The Cubs are trying to go young. Why would they pick up AJ?

Bullpen coach.

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June 8, 2012  04:09 PM ET

Some Guys have all da Luck!!!

 
June 8, 2012  04:58 PM ET
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Bullpen coach.

He'd be one of the best hitters on the Cubs right now if he were on that team.

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