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Tigs
11-20-2006, 06:37 PM
Source: Jerry Crasnick
ESPN.com

"Free agent center fielder Juan Pierre has agreed to a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source told ESPN.com on Monday. The deal is believed to be worth $44-45 million.

The deal will become complete when Pierre passes a physical exam, the source said.

Pierre, 29, is a .303 hitter over seven seasons with Colorado, Florida and the Chicago Cubs. He led the National League with 204 hits in 2006.

The San Francisco Giants were also interested in Pierre, and had offered him a four-year deal in the $32-34 million range, a source said."

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2669903

Falls City Beer
11-20-2006, 06:39 PM
Source: Jerry Crasnick
ESPN.com

Free agent center fielder Juan Pierre has agreed to a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source told ESPN.com on Monday. The deal is believed to be worth $44-45 million.

The deal will become complete when Pierre passes a physical exam, the source said.

Pierre, 29, is a .303 hitter over seven seasons with Colorado, Florida and the Chicago Cubs. He led the National League with 204 hits in 2006.

The San Francisco Giants were also interested in Pierre, and had offered him a four-year deal in the $32-34 million range, a source said.



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RedEye
11-20-2006, 06:39 PM
Phew! I'm really glad Pierre wasn't our plan for CF. He's the most one dimensional player in baseball IMO.

Highlifeman21
11-20-2006, 06:41 PM
You have no idea how happy I am to know he's not coming to the Queen City.

That would have been a David Bell-esque pile of money burned on that type contract. Almost Milton-esque.

We can finally put to bed the myth for all the people with manlove for Juan Pierre that he's coming to Cincinnati.

ThatsAStrike
11-20-2006, 06:41 PM
Good gravy! $9mil/year for Juan Pierre?

Will M
11-20-2006, 06:46 PM
wow

I don't like Pierre at all , much less for that ridiculous contract

Spring~Fields
11-20-2006, 06:47 PM
That is a lot of Jack-n-Jill for him, too much.

TeamSelig
11-20-2006, 06:47 PM
How can it be so obvious that it is a horrible deal, yet it was done anyway? Jeez...

flyer85
11-20-2006, 06:48 PM
must be something in the water.

RedEye
11-20-2006, 07:10 PM
How can it be so obvious that it is a horrible deal, yet it was done anyway? Jeez...

See Milton, Eric and Trade, The.

RedEye
11-20-2006, 07:11 PM
Does this mean that they essentially traded JD Drew for Juan Pierre? How much was Drew asking for?

Blind Melon
11-20-2006, 07:15 PM
Looks like Lofton's gonna be on his 11th different team next year.

flyer85
11-20-2006, 07:16 PM
Does this mean that they essentially traded JD Drew for Juan Pierre? How much was Drew asking for?one smart GM :rolleyes:

oneupper
11-20-2006, 07:20 PM
Looks like Lofton's gonna be on his 11th different team next year.

I'll take him.

flyer85
11-20-2006, 07:22 PM
I'll take him.My thought is, even with his age a team is better off with Lofton rather than Pierre.

EKURed
11-20-2006, 07:30 PM
one smart GM :rolleyes:

The Dodgers' GM didn't have a choice in that trade-off. The previous regime negotiated an "opt out" in Drew's deal, which he exercised.

RFS62
11-20-2006, 07:31 PM
The Dodgers' GM didn't have a choice in that trade-off. The previous regime negotiated an "opt out" in Drew's deal, which he exercised.


Yeah, and word has it that the Dodgers were so upset that he bailed that they wouldn't renegotiate with him.

blumj
11-20-2006, 07:32 PM
Does this mean that they essentially traded JD Drew for Juan Pierre? How much was Drew asking for?
It almost seems like they just got so mad at him for opting out that they just wrote him off. Drew will get a lot more, but still.

Chip R
11-20-2006, 07:39 PM
The Dodgers' GM didn't have a choice in that trade-off. The previous regime negotiated an "opt out" in Drew's deal, which he exercised.


DePo's revenge? :devil:

Shaknb8k
11-20-2006, 07:40 PM
I love this deal......not cause it has anything to do with Pierre. Just cause Drew's price just went up for the Red Sox. Is it me or is the offseason usually better than the second half of the regular season?

flyer85
11-20-2006, 07:40 PM
The Dodgers' GM didn't have a choice in that trade-off. The previous regime negotiated an "opt out" in Drew's deal, which he exercised.
Didn't have to replace him with the offensive black hole known as Pierre.

EKURed
11-20-2006, 07:47 PM
Didn't have to replace him with the offensive black hole known as Pierre.

That's true, and I'm sure they would have rather kept Drew. Obviously they had money burning HUGE holes in their pockets. Maybe they would like to share instead of spending it foolishly? Maybe share with the Reds....or better yet, share it with me!!!!

M2
11-20-2006, 07:56 PM
http://www.geocities.com/cinemorgue2/wallaceshawn.jpg

Inconceivable!

flyer85
11-20-2006, 08:03 PM
I guess the Dodgers are now going to start a land war in Asia

remdog
11-20-2006, 08:08 PM
As someone that watches the Dodgers from time to time I am simply shaking my head in amazement. Apparently a monkey with a dartboard and a lot of money to spend actually can become a Major League General Manager. :eek:

Rem

flyer85
11-20-2006, 08:09 PM
As someone that watches the Dodgers from time to time I am simply shaking my head in amazement. Apparently a monkey with a dartboard and a lot of money to spend actually can become a Major League General Manager. :eek:

Remat least he better than DePo :rolleyes:

mth123
11-20-2006, 08:45 PM
Should help he market for Freel.

flyer85
11-20-2006, 08:46 PM
Should help he market for Freel.I doubt the Reds are looking to trade Freel.

Natty Redlocks
11-20-2006, 08:46 PM
Should help he market for Freel.
Amen brother. I'd love to know what they could get for that guy.

Falls City Beer
11-20-2006, 08:47 PM
Should help he market for Freel.

Doesn't help matters that big Jerr Narr was constantly insisting that Freel is a bench player or "not an everyday player."

Way to boost that trade value, Jerry.

Falls City Beer
11-20-2006, 08:48 PM
I doubt the Reds are looking to trade Freel.

I don't know--I can see the Reds dumping him.

flyer85
11-20-2006, 08:50 PM
I don't know--I can see the Reds dumping him.I haven't seen any evidence that Freel is the type of player WK is looking to trade. In general he seems more than willing to sacrifice defense for offense, even in non-critical defensive positions.

Falls City Beer
11-20-2006, 08:54 PM
I haven't seen any evidence that Freel is the type of player WK is looking to trade. In general he seems more than willing to sacrifice defense for offense, even in non-critical defensive positions.

I think criterion number one for Wayne's player keepability scale: is said player a Wayne K acquisition?

And he moves from there.

Topcat
11-21-2006, 12:43 AM
Pierre is a great player at 3 million a year at 9 million he is a nightmare that is going to kill the Dodger's. I am fine with that :KoolAid:

Highlifeman21
11-21-2006, 08:47 AM
So does this mean the people on this board that desperately wanted Juan Pierre's services in the Nati have their flags at half mast today, and took the day off work to mourn his signing with the Dodgers?

terminator
11-21-2006, 09:23 AM
I like Pierre but this is one of the worst deals I've ever seen. No way anyone should pay anything close to $9MM per year for Pierre. He has no power at all. He has speed, but gets caught stealing often enough that it's not a huge value. He's coming off .326 and .330 OBP seasons. His defense and durability are good, but not $9MM worth.

Freel does look inexpensive now.

corkedbat
11-21-2006, 09:52 AM
Thank God. The talk around here that we should have some interest in him was really making me nervous. Prolly wasn't much too it, but now all temptation is gone. WooHoo! :dancingco

Jpup
11-21-2006, 10:58 AM
Kevin Kennedy had to have something to do with this. ;)

Tyler Durden
11-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Ned Colletti is bad at math.

"This man gets on base an awful lot," Colletti said. "He gets 200 hits or more, is a great guy on a club and, like Nomar [Garciaparra], has great qualities as a human being."

Juan Pierre 2005 OBP: .326
League average 2005 OBP: .331

Juan Pierre 2006 OBP: .330
League average 2006 OBP: .348


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