When it comes to Steve Pearce I feel like I could not only talk forever about him and still not have enough words. He may very be one of the best trade window pickups in years. Pearce is a guy that has played all over the AL East during his career before finally landing with his childhood favorite Red Sox.
I didn’t know much about Pearce beyond his journeyman status when he first arrived in Boston. Then he hit the cover off the ball against the Yankees and I bought in completely. I jokingly text messaged a friend that I was going to order us all Pearce jerseys after his multi-homer game against New York.
Pearce would more than back up that hot start by being the rock of our playoff push. More often than not when we needed someone to step up, Pearce was there. Whether it be with the bat or by making a great defensive play at first, he was the constant.
Pearce would be rewarded for his performance this postseason by being named World Series MVP. Pearce also earned a new 1-year/$6.25 million deal. He’s the easy choice for me to be our starting first baseman for 2019.