Chicago White Sox lose 5-3 to Kansas City Royals - chicagotribune.com:
"As for Pierzynski, 33, he can become a free agent after this season. But his slow start makes it difficult for the Sox to receive full value in compensation. The Rangers, who lead the AL West, have three young catchers in Max Ramirez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden, but none have emerged as a dependable starter"
Saltalamacchia has Steve Blass disease. Teagarden has failed to hit, and Ramirez has been deemed a defensive liability as a catcher. Acquiring Pierzynski makes a lot of sense for the Rangers. The question is at what cost.