Good for Juan Pierre

White Sox acquire OF Pierre from L.A.

The Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Juan Pierre from the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor leaguers and cash.  Maybe now he’ll once again get a chance to get the playing time he deserves.  I can’t say I feel bad for him, per se, as he was paid handsomely to be a fourth OF for the Dodgers, but the fact is Juan Peezy had a borderline Hall-of-Fame chance (guy is a 200-hit machine, had 1,500 hits by age 29) until Joe Torre took the bat out of his hands.
Through all of the tumult in L.A., Pierre worked hard and handled himself with class.  He will be missed by true Dodger fans.

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Of the $18.5 million left on Pierre’s contract, the White Sox will pay $3 million in 2010 and $5 million in 2011, sources said. The Dodgers will select two pitching prospects from a list furnished by the White Sox.

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