Juan Pierre: Baseball’s Best Fourth Outfielder

Posted: 8th November 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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Juan Pierre is baseballÆs best fourth outfielder. á The problem is that Juan Pierre plays likeùand is being paid likeùa starting outfielder. á Pierre, 32, has two more years and $18.5 million remaining on the five-year, $44 million pact he signed with Los Angeles prior to the 2007 season. á When he signed with the Dodgers, Pierre was slated to be the clubÆs starting center fielder for the foreseeable future, yet in his relatively short time with the club he has been bumped from center fielder to left fielder to fourth outfielder. á He was initially ousted from center field when the club signed Andruw Jones to a two-year deal prior to the 2008 season. Jones quickly proved unfit forùwellùeverything but pie eating contests and cashing paychecks in between DL-stints. á Pierre, howev ...

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