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November 21, 2006

Dodgers Sign Juan Pierre

by @ 6:28 pm. Filed under 2007 Season

I might be in the minority, but I really don’t like this signing.  Yes, Pierre had more then 200 hits and yes he hit .292.  The problem is, he’ll be dropped at lead off and he hasn’t topped a .330 OBP since 2004 and his career high for homeruns in a season is three.  He was also caught stealing 20 times and he was successful 58 times, but that’s slightly less then the all important .750 success rate neccesary to make it worth stealing a base.  He has played in every game the past four years but he’s done so with very little pop.

The Dodgers will be on the hook for Pierre for five years at $44 million.  That’s a long time for a 29 year old who relies on speed.  He’ll probably score 100 runs next year, but I would have much rather seen them spend the money to get J.D. Drew back.

One Response to “Dodgers Sign Juan Pierre”

  1. Robert King Says:

    Is this a done deal? I could not find it confirmed.

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