Scott Podsednik. . .Juan Pierre?

Dodgers traded Lucas May + Eli Pimentel to the Royals for https://i2.wp.com/blogs.suntimes.com/whitesox/2009_04_scott_podsednik1.jpg.

Scott Podsednik is a good ballplayer, but reminds YKI of https://i2.wp.com/www.chicagonow.com/blogs/george-ofman-thats-all-she-wrote/Juan%20Pierre.jpg.

In fact, I checked with the wonderfully informative www.baseball-reference.com and compared the two. Below you will find their 162 game averages:

Juan Pierre
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
162 626 91 186 22 8 1 43 53 18 39 39 0.298 0.346 0.367
Scott Podsednik
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
162 590 87 165 27 7 7 49 49 16 52 94 0.280 0.341 0.383

I certainly loved Juan Pierre’s heart, and though his lack of power was disturbing during the majority of his career, the game is becoming ironically more-suited toward his skill set. . .which is remarkably comparable to Podsednik’s. I know ScottPod was part of the 2005 White Sox World Series champions, so he is a gamer that will bring a competitive fire – and great set of wheels – to the Dodgers. The question is. . .was the acquisition due to the fact that Colletti knows that Manny Ramirez is injured (checked out?) for longer than the Dodgers are letting on?

We’ll see – and now on to the pitching acquisition. . .

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11 comments

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  2. ifyoucanthityoumustsit

    I’d say Pod has the potential for more pop, not alot more but definitely more. Where Pod will help the most is in the outfield, has better arm, proven by more assists per game. Based on that and the comparisons you provided Pod is a definite upgrade to Pierre.

  3. dking4953

    he is having a great year hitting with guys in scoring position
    he has 44 rbis hitting 1 & 2 in KC’s anemic lineup,

  4. Countthechips

    Pierre is more fun to watch because he has no arm! Furcal has to go to the warning track to take a cut off!

  5. trulablu

    I agree totally. And it just seems like same old problems the Dodgers keep running into. They didn’t aquire anything special for Pierre, at least not someone they needed. Ely may in the future pan out. I don’t know about Link. But if we had just kept Pierre, we would have been in a better position. I think Pierre is better than Pods. What a trajedy.

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