Orioles Interested In Juan Pierre

The Orioles have some interest in trading for Juan Pierre, but the Phillies aren’t eager to trade him, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. Pierre could replace Nick Markakis, who's out with a broken thumb, and lead off for Baltimore. The Phillies wouldn’t get much in return for Pierre with less than a month remaining in the season, so they’re content to keep him. 

Pierre, 35, signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $800K in January. He's been a bargain, posting a .304/.346/.364 batting line in 385 plate appearances, stealing 34 bases in 40 attempts, and amassing nearly as many walks (20) as strikeouts (21). Pierre wouldn’t be eligible for the playoffs if Baltimore traded for him.

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  1. johnsilver 3 years ago

    I can’t remember Pierre having trade value for years. LA was always trying to unload the guy.

    Duquette is pretty smart.. Why not just ask Cherrington to hand him over Podsednik for nothing to help them beat NY at any cost? Pods fields better than Pierre and even at 36YO is fast.

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      Have a PTBNL contingency where the Sox get some pointless prospect if the Orioles finish better than the Yankees, nothing otherwise xD

  2. How about Soriano to the Os.

    • Meh Sheep 3 years ago

      They only want a temp solution as both Markakis and Reimold will be back next year. They also don’t want Soriano’s contract of 19 Million per for the next 2 years.

  3. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

    I don’t see how this is a fit.
    1st Pierre can’t play for the O’s in the playoffs, he doesn’t qualify.
    2nd Pierre doesn’t play RF, he never has in his entire MLB Career and he doesn’t have the arm for it.
    3rd He is a fit for the Phillies and they still have a chance to go to the playoffs. Why would he want to be traded?
    I don’t see Soriano as a fit, I don’t see Scotty Pods as a fit, and quite honestly, I don’t see anyone as a good fit especially since today is September 10th, how are the O’s going to do it?
    The only one, that I would go for would be Cody Ross.
    Problem is would the Red Sox be willing to do it? Second, would he sneak down to the Orioles via waivers or would someone block it.
    Other than that, I would be perfectly happy with McLouth, Jones, and Ford.Davis sharing RF duties.

    • diehardmets 3 years ago

      The Phillies have no chance at the playoffs.

      • Dylan 3 years ago

        Don’t be silly, they still have a chance. Even if it is a very small chance….(cough)2007(cough).

      • Muggi 3 years ago

        If any of the teams above them had easier schedules, or were playing anything remotely close to good baseball, I’d agree.

        If making up 7 in 17 games is possible (and you’re a Mets fan so…you remember) then 5 in 22 certainly is as well. Highly unlikely, sure, but possible.

    • Brooks Barnes 3 years ago

      I think they want Pierre as a stop gap to try to make it to the postseason. They’re saying Markakis might be able to return in 4 weeks with the surgery which would put him making it back sometime around the ALDS.

    • Lionel Bossman Craft 3 years ago

      You dont have to worry about the Phillies going to the playoffs.

    • basemonkey 3 years ago

      The Os need a leadoff hitter, but has plenty of OFs. The main issue with the Os is that they had a run midseason without a leadoff option and it had the effect of sputtering the offense which resulted in a lot of slumps everywhere. When Markakis came back from injury and took over leadoff, the offense exploded.McClouth, Davis, Jones, and a mix of 4 or so other guys who can all play competent to GG-caliber OF.

    • Jeffrey Parker 3 years ago

      The O’s are looking at Pierre for his leadoff capabilities, not for his fielding. He would most likely play LF and McLouth would switch to RF.

  4. mgsports 3 years ago

    Don’t forget Nei Mohold or how ever you spell his name he can play RF.

    • Eric 3 years ago

      Nolan Reimold is the name.
      He is out for the year buddy.

    • Dylan 3 years ago

      That is the best and worst butchering of a name I have ever seen!

  5. Rabbitov 3 years ago

    If the O’s offered the Phillies cash for Pierre, why wouldn’t they take it? Isn’t there a point where a team is being stubborn just to be stubborn?

    • Muggi 3 years ago

      I agree, but they still have a SMALL chance to make the 2nd Wildcard.

      They’re playing really well, have a pretty easy schedule the rest of the season (HOU, 2 vs MIA, NYM, ATL and 2 vs WAS who they’ve played well) compared to the teams above them. PIT is in free-fall, STL has a fairly hard schedule (and are playing poorly) and LAD has a CRAZY hard schedule (and are playing poorly).

      Highly unlikely, obviously, but Pierre has played well for them and to the fans it’d seem like they’re tanking the season for a 2nd time.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Maybe Philly thinks they want him back next year Rabbitov.. i still wonder why Duquette won’t just ask Cherrington for Pods..

  6. BarrelMan 3 years ago

    Take Nyjer Morgan, problem solved.

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      For who?

      • Steve Corbett 3 years ago

        I think he meant “take” Morgan literally….for nothing. Works for me.

        • Rabbitov 3 years ago

          Hahaha I meant “whose problem does it solve?”

      • BarrelMan 3 years ago

        Orioles can have him for nothing.

    • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

      I think you meant to end that comment after “problem”.

  7. Phils are the hottest team in the NL, now only 5 back of the 2nd WC spot. There is no reason to even consider trading Pierre now. Forget it.

  8. Micah Fleming 3 years ago

    As an O’s fan, I would love for them to acquire Pierre. Obviously, not having him for the playoffs would be disappointing, but he would be a big help in getting to the playoffs. I don’t see the Phils trading Pierre away though, since they’re making a run at the second wildcard spot. I agree that the Phillies would be smart to hold onto him.

  9. bucsws2014 3 years ago

    Make a deal for Jose Tabata. He can lead off and play RF (decent but not great arm). Not in Bucs future since Snider acquired.

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