It’s somewhat surprising that Pierre is still here. When it became apparent that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. would be conducting a clearance sale at the trade deadline, Pierre was a likely candidate to be moved elsewhere.
Not so, Amaro said.
“I wasn’t all that anxious to move him,” the general manager said Monday night. “He has been the consummate professional. He has played well and contributed well for us, and I have no complaints. There is no real reason or urgency to move the guy.”
Amaro said teams have inquired about Pierre, but he is not inclined to give away a guy hitting .313 with a .352 on-base percentage without receiving legitimate compensation.
“There is no reason to do it,” Amaro said.
...Pierre had more than 700 plate appearances in his previous two seasons with the Chicago White Sox, so this season was an adjustment even when he was playing on a semi-regular basis. He admitted that he’d prefer to be playing more now, but he stopped well short of complaining about it.
“Once they made those trades and I wasn’t going anywhere, I was aware of the situation,” Pierre said. “I was one of those young guys once, so I totally understand. They don’t have that many ties to me. They don’t owe me a lot of money. I haven’t been here a lot of years, but whatever way I can help, I’m willing to help.”
Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:38 AM | 10 comment(s)
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