Pierre to Athletics?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Athletics have approached the Dodgers about outfielder Juan Pierre. I think this would be a solid move by the A's, but they will only do it if they pay a small portion of his salary. The A's have some impressive young outfielders, but would probably be ready to play everyday by the time Pierre contract is up. Although Pierre would not give the A's any boost in power, he would give them a solid lead off man and a veteran in the outfield. Because the Dodgers are pretty desperate to get rid of him, it probably would not take much to get him. I would say a pitcher or two with some potential would do it, but beyond that, I do not see the A's going for it.


Anonymous 8:51 AM CST  

Pierre to the A's would work well for both teams. The Dodgers have to many outfielders and a couple of players they don't want to lose because of being out of minor league options. The A's since trading Kotsay have no experience CF and Pierre would fill that role and act as a lead off hitter for a team with no experienced leadoff hitter.

Anonymous 7:26 PM CST  

Disagree. Pierre has a weak arm and best suited for left field. CF is Carlos Gonzalez's to lose, and he is doing a good job so far.

Anonymous 8:38 AM CST  

pierre is terrible wat a dumb contract