AussieDodger wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:AussieDodger wrote:Pierre shouldn't even be on the bench. Again, if Colletti had any nads he'd straight cut Pierre from the team and eat the money owed.
That's a little crazy. Pierre isn't that good but he still has value as a bench player. They are going to pay him one way or the other so why not keep him on the team.
On the bench as what?
Fielding | Power |Plate discipline |Running
Pinch-runner is the only option.
I think the Dodgers can find a pinch-runner who is a better fielder, and hitter, therefore giving them more options.
There is a precedence of dropping this much dough - Josh Byrnes sacked one of the Ortiz's who was owed $20+ mil.
Josh Byrnes = testicular fortitude.
Pierre has a lot of intangibles that managers like. The biggest of which, is that he is the toughest hitter in the league to strike out. When you can be almost guaranteed that he will make some sort of contact, and add to that the fact that he's hard to double off due to his speed.....you have yourself a valuable real life player.