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New White Sox GM prepared to let Pierzynski, Peavy go

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08:04 AM ET 10.27 | One of Rick Hahn's first duties as general manager of the White Sox is to address free agency -- in particular, the status of catcher A.J. Pierzynski and right-hander Jake Peavy and the expensive club option on third baseman Kevin Youkilis and right-handers Brett Myers and Gavin Floyd. Hahn expects payroll to be close to last season's -- around $97 million. He expects Peavy to get a big offer elsewhere, which could price him out of the Sox' plans. Pierzynski had lunch with chairman Jerry Reinsdorf after the season, and Hahn has been talking to agents, including Pierzynski's agent, Steve Hilliard, last week. "It was a good dialogue," Hahn said. "We'll stay in touch. Until he gets out there and sees what his market is and we explore alternatives and other ways to spend our money, it's impossible to handicap."

Chicago Sun Times

A.J. Pierzynski, Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images A.J. Pierzynski, Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images
October 27, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Pierzynski should try his luck in other teams not that he could get a big of a contract but if you never try outside from Chicago then how would you know your capabilities as a catcher???

October 27, 2012  11:02 AM ET

Jake Peavy could have better luck than any other free agent, know why? He is a pitcher plus he its a starter and not just any starter, Brett myers should get a one year deal either with the pirates or the royals,,,,

October 27, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Kevin youkilis option to high, the white Sox would like to keep this guy but the price most drop frst:-) :-) :-)

October 27, 2012  11:29 AM ET

The yanks could bring Peavy, greinke to the Yankees rotation and beat the odds,,:-) :-)

October 27, 2012  11:34 AM ET

CC sabathia would be out of any base ball action in the first month of the season, that would leave, pined a, nova, greinke. Pineda, should Yankees think over this esenario,,,

October 27, 2012  12:05 PM ET

Out of the bunch the only keeper should be A.J., the rest are to expensive.

October 27, 2012  12:07 PM ET

Well, it will be 2013.

October 27, 2012  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Out of the bunch the only keeper should be A.J., the rest are to expensive.

naawwww ... he hasn't worked out all that well either ...

October 27, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Texas and The Angels will be looking for a Catcher!

October 27, 2012  02:27 PM ET

Dang Nabbit...............I thought they were going to say they were getting rid of Ken Harrelson in the broadcasting booth..............

October 27, 2012  03:07 PM ET

^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

October 27, 2012  03:28 PM ET

HAHN!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 27, 2012  04:59 PM ET

The trouble with new GMs is they want to stick their fingers in everything, making a club that's close to what they did to the Blackhawks.

October 27, 2012  05:05 PM ET

yankees could use the pitchers

October 27, 2012  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The trouble with new GMs is they want to stick their fingers in everything, making a club that's close to what they did to the Blackhawks.

The GM should reinforce the roster, but as always mistakes are expected to happen in every organization :-) :-)

October 27, 2012  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The GM should reinforce the roster, but as always mistakes are expected to happen in every organization :-) :-)

True, but GMs remind me of some engineers, always fixing things until they don't work like they did:)

October 27, 2012  08:51 PM ET

Braves should decline McCann's option and sign Pierz for a year plus option.

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October 27, 2012  11:21 PM ET

wiseup: finding good catchers who can hit ii in the same category as finding 3bmen who can field and hit. Unless you have another option at catcher you might think twice about not signing pierzynski. The other guys Peavy , Myers ,And Floyd the Sox could probably be replaced by trade or free agency( which could be lean maket ) which will drive prices up for top players.

 
October 27, 2012  11:43 PM ET

Bet the White Sox would have showed up for the WS unlike the Tigers, ME-YOW

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