Juan Pierre Clears Waivers

Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre has cleared waivers, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). If the Phillies trade Pierre before midnight, he'll be eligible to play in the postseason.

Pierre, 35, has hit .300/.343/.363 with 32 steals in 37 attempts for the Philadelphia this year. He's owed approximately $160K the rest of the season, so his salary shouldn't be much of a factor in any trade. The Orioles, Reds, and other teams expressed interest in Pierre before the trade deadline.

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  1. ejr 3 years ago

    i’m surprised he cleared. Figured his numbers this season would attract someone, even just as a pinch runner for the postseason.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      SFG, even if he is LH.

      Like you said as a PR for a team even. He is a way better version of Joey “Gaspipe” Gaithrite who is almost always on some teams September roster to steal bases anyway.

      • Gathright’s too busy getting struck out by Roger Clemens in the Atlantic League to be on a Major League roster.

  2. Taylor Haberle 3 years ago

    Well this is a slow day.

  3. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Surprised Dbacks and Dodgers didn’t block. Dbacks may be giving up now.
    While his defense is poor, he can still hit.

    I wouldn’t mind Giants picking him up. He’d be our 8 hitter!

  4. Ohiowa 3 years ago

    Is Juan Pierre turning into the Kenny Lofton of the past decade? I could see him ending up in SF or Balt. Orange seems to be in your future Mr. Pierre.

  5. Too bad he can’t play CF, he’d be a nice upgrade over Stubbs.

    • Joe 3 years ago

      We are not sure he can’t play CF, I know he’s been playing LF this year but, Stubbs would be a defenseive replacement late. But, I agree how can you argue with .300 Avg, .343 OBP, 20 SO, 32 SB vs. .221Avg., .287 OBP, 137 SO, 28 SB

      • Joe 3 years ago

        Career wise their fielding % is the same at .989

      • You argue with that .343 OBP. I suppose it could be worse…

      • phillies1102 3 years ago

        As a Phillies fan, I can tell you he can’t play CF. He may seem like a good defender, but his arm strength is one of the worst in the league. He’s so bad of a fielder, that when Mayberry Jr. wasn’t play CF everyday, we would use Mayberry as a defensive replacement for Pierre. The misconception is that Mayberry is a bad fielder, when he’s actually a permissable option, however, when you do a defensive replacement by taking the factor of speed out, there’s a problem. So no he can’t play CF

        • Joe 3 years ago

          That sucks but we can still use him he hits better than Ciaro, Valdez, and Stubbs combined!!

          • phillies1102 3 years ago

            Alright, and the Red/Nats are best suited for him, but we want a decent return of prospects if u get him, because he’s a very valuable player on any team.

          • Joe 3 years ago

            I doubt you would get decent return of prospects” from anyone! But, with that being said you might get the pitcher (Logan O.) that your GM wanted for Victorino!

          • Joe 3 years ago

            Should put “MIGHT”

          • phillies1102 3 years ago

            Define decent. we wouldn’t want Ondrusek now that we got Lindblom. I just want more than what we got for Thome.

          • Joe 3 years ago

            You would not be getting a #1-3 prospect. I would say the best you would get would be high single A players maybe a double A player. No one like Hamilton though!

      • I’ve been watching this guy all year and his defense in left is horrible. Even after trading Victorino the Phillies used Schierholtz, Nix and Mayberry in CF and Charlie loves JP but even he wouldn’t embarrass him in CF.

        • 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

          Charlie doesn’t love JP. If he did he’d actually play him and have him lead off instead of that hot dog Jimmy Poppins.

  6. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    The SF Giants will pick up Veteran Outfielder Juan Pierre. Pierre would make this team better.

    • Dwan 3 years ago

      doubt it, sabean wants a right handed bat that hits lefties well to platoon with blanco

  7. Joe 3 years ago

    Here’s a idea get rid of either Ciaro or Valdez (perferably Ciaro) and go get Pierre. Always can use another lefthanded bat off the bench and on occasion use him in the outfield and leadoff!!!!

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

      I’m with you. Juan Pierre isn’t going to be the guy to put you over the top, but he surely gives you more off of the bench than Cairo or Valdez does.

  8. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    Rumors.. The SF Giants will trade for Outfielder Juan Pierre. It will be probably cost the Giants a single a player.

    • 55saveslives 3 years ago

      Where do you see this? There hasn’t been a single rumor yet.

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