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Pierre has posted an average of 1.5 war the last 4 seasons and put up a 1.7 war last season. He's deserving of a MLB roster spot and is a decent signing at that price.
He played 130 games in Philadelphia last year (starting 98). And 158 last year. And 160 the year before. It's kind of baffling how much playing time he gets. I assumed he's been a 4th OF for a long time, but he only started playing less than part-time last year with the Phillies. He was injured in 2008, but otherwise has been healthy and starting almost his entire career.
Now that they've got Pierre, that makes Stanton superfluous, right?
Wow! I'm surprised to hear that--I know he played regularly last year due to injuries/trade, but would have sworn he'd been a part-timer with the White Sox and Dodgers.
The quest for 3000 hits continues. I hope he gets there, just to see what the general reaction is
but he'll never have that opportunity again
hang around until he's 43 or something, but does he really seem good enough to do that?
Who's standing in the way of him playing full time next season? Bryan Petersen? Gorkys Hernandez?
For what it's worth, the Bill James favorite toy pegs him as having a 28 percent shot at getting to 3,000. I think that probably overstates it, and I don't think he'll get there, but it's sure not out of the question. If he keeps his speed, someone will want to keep his veteranness around.
Juan Pierre has name value? Who goes to a game or buys a jersey because of Juan Pierre? His mom?
point. Damon, a much better player all throughout his career, was 129 hits closer at the end of his age 34 season and could barely find a job thi
Isn't it French-Mexicans who are his target demographic?
Isn't Damon a pretty good illustration of James's observation that players retire not because they can't hit anymore, but because they can't play defense anymore? If Damon could still play a decent outfield, he'd have had a much better chance of holding on in some capacity.
So I don't think it's a given, yet, that Damon was a better player throughout his career, as Pierre can still sort of play an OF position.
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