Okay, fair enough. I exaggerated. Let me rephrase...
Matt Kemp is the future. Juan Pierre is the past. Pierre is still a decent player, but beyond stolen bases, offers very little upside to the Dodgers, either in the short-term or in the long.
Matt Kemp has great potential to be a star in the majors, potential he began to show dividends on when he was given steady playing time last season. He has the talent. That much everyone can pretty much agree on.
The Dodger can continue to justify the money they shelled out for a guy past his prime by playing him at the expense of putting the best possible team on the field, but until they give the young guys real, honest playing time every day, they will never take the next step back to greatness. They'll just be the kind of team that signs someone like Andruw Jones or Juan Pierre, and hopes that these players somehow return to past form, when in reality, those days are gone.
They're playing Eithier, and he is proving the point, so that is a step in the right direction, but it's not enough.