The idea that Juan Pierre could take away at-bats from Matt Kemp and/or Andre Ethier seems absurd to me. If he was making $400K instead of $8MM, would this even be a consideration? Tony Jackson believes Pierre will be the main left fielder while Kemp and Ethier platoon in right.
Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times notes that Pierre seems willing to waive his five-team no-trade protection. It’s generally assumed that the Dodgers would have to eat some of his remaining $36.5MM over the next four years to move Pierre.
It seemed like the White Sox could’ve been interested in Pierre, but their outfield now seems set with Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher, and Jermaine Dye. Is there even one team for which for years of Pierre at, say, $24MM, would make sense? Following the whole Corey Patterson/Kenny Lofton theme, maybe the Reds would have interest at the right price.