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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:19 am

Montana168 wrote:thank you noggy. certainly his k/bb rate is an enormous concern and that is why the yankees do not want to rush him, especially when they have 4 solid OF guys at the big level. b-chad, your right, i shouldn't have said ANY other team, but on MOST other teams he would be in the majors. now, how successful he would be is completely in the air.


I think BChad was arguing the point that he's MLB ready, then showed statistics proving why he's not. I'd have to agree with him there. He is not ready to face MLB pitching, and his K/BB shows that pretty clearly, IMO.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby Noggy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:11 pm

Inukchuk wrote:I think BChad was arguing the point that he's MLB ready, then showed statistics proving why he's not. I'd have to agree with him there. He is not ready to face MLB pitching, and his K/BB shows that pretty clearly, IMO.


Oh, I agree. I've thought that Jackson should spend all year in AAA even before the season started. He has things to work on. But BChad calling it a homer line of thinking was overly harsh, especially since it is true that whether he is ready or not, Jackson most likely would be in the majors on a good amount of teams.


Back to the main topic, the Yankees chances of trading for Pierre just went from slim to none has they acquired Eric Hinske today.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/06/y ... inske.html
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby Another Blown Save » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:19 pm

I think if ChiSox stay in the race, they might be intersted in Pierre.
They need a CF and Pierre seems like a type of player Kenny Williams likes.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby Bwanna » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:23 pm

I really hope Pierre gets into a good situation on a new team. He's taken a lot of grief for that huge contract the Dodgers gave him, which really should be directed at the Dodgers front office. From everything I've heard and seen, despite his defensive weaknesses, he's a good guy to have in the clubhouse, and has always been a good lead-off man.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby Maris09 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:32 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I think if ChiSox stay in the race, they might be intersted in Pierre.
They need a CF and Pierre seems like a type of player Kenny Williams likes.

I think with the reemergence of Pods that this may not be a need anymore for Chicago.


Yoda wrote:I think it would make more sense for the crosstown rivals to land Pierre if Beltran's injury in season-ending.

That's a very interesting fit right there, especially since it seems like Reyes may not be able to do much running even when he comes back.

They could use Pierre at the leadoff spot to take over for Reyes, and move Reyes down in the order to help lessen the blow of losing Beltran's bat.

That said, he'll most likely just stay with LA since they have use for him as a 4th OF, insurance, and a bat off the bench to leadoff a late inning and/or steal a bag a la Dave Roberts. It's a shame though, he really could be more useful full time.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby fbc_fan » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:59 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I think if ChiSox stay in the race, they might be intersted in Pierre.
They need a CF and Pierre seems like a type of player Kenny Williams likes.


this was my line of thinking as well. before pods anyways. then again pods isn't that good to begin with, so they may do it anyways.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby CadensDad » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:25 pm

I dont see the Dodgers moving him at all, They'd have to pay most of his contract to anyone they trade him to almost. And he is more useful to give the other OF's a day off and to be a late inning baserunner bench hitter or leadoff hitter. I think the Dodgers sit on him.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby B-Chad » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:07 pm

Montana168 wrote:thank you noggy. certainly his k/bb rate is an enormous concern and that is why the yankees do not want to rush him, especially when they have 4 solid OF guys at the big level. b-chad, your right, i shouldn't have said ANY other team, but on MOST other teams he would be in the majors. now, how successful he would be is completely in the air.


Thank you. I agree with this assessment much more. I thought the any statement was a bit of hyperbole, this I will agree with.
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:41 am

I hope the rox's make a move for him since he and helton are good friends
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Re: What about the Yankees taking Pierre?

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:09 pm

A trade to Detroit for a bad contract(Dontrelle Willis?) makes some sense but most likely he'll stay with the Dodgers.
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