MARK IT A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers, according to @Sullivan_Ranger. Warm up those boo boxes: Texas comes to town April 25.

SPARED In a time when websites have every "best of" list imaginable, compiled a list of worst games of the year. Local teams are absent.

EAST? Tweet per New York Post's @KenDavidoff: "#Mets have reached out to reps of free agents Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano, among others, to replace Dickey."

Texans sack machine J.J. Watt confirmed this week he had committed to the Gophers but ended up at Central Michigan when Glen Mason was fired, then transferred to Wisconsin. As noted on RandBall, he is now threatening to break the single-season NFL sacks record. One can't help but wonder how things would have been different for Watt and the Gophers had Mason not been fired. More web highlights: