Regal Blue

So we finally did it…

Posted in Sports by gklarsen on December 15, 2009

Juan Pierre has been traded to the White Sox for two players to be named later.  The Sox will pay roughly half of Pierre’s remaining salary.

This is not the first time the White Sox have come up in trade talks, as there was some discussion last year about it.  JP was undoubtedly a bit over valued after his performance last year.  His reputation as someone who stepped up big in the absence of Manny has been well-documented even though it’s belied by the numbers.  Even with his significant cool-off by the end of the year, his line for the season was still above average for him.

Imagine how surprised the Sox will be when he turns back in to Juan Pierre given a full season.

There’s more to be said, but I thought I’d take a moment away from finals to throw that up there.  My initial reaction is…nice work, Ned.  Xavier Paul is a significantly better fourth outfielder, so any mitigation in cost for Pierre is a plus.

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