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I was looking on the ESPN homepage and there is an insider link that says there's a rumor that the Cubs are interested in Pierre. Can somebody get the scoop on this that has ESPN Insider?? I'm assuming it's Juan Pierre.

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they said the Chicago Tribune quote the Cubs as being interested in Pierre should the Marlins decide to be in sell mode.

 

Sounds like pipedreaming by Chicago to me.

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That's BS from ESPN. That's not what that article meant. The paper doesn't report that the Marlins are considering selling Juan Pierre. They're saying, "If the Marlins decide to trade Juan Pierre..." That's how rumors get started. ESPN misinterpreted the point of the article.

 

http://www.suntimes.com/output/couch/cst-spt-greg18.html

And the Cubs buy established talent. So even if they go on a seven-game losing clump starting today, why not just start raiding, say, the Florida Marlins?

 

The Marlins are in the same spot as the Cubs, only without fans or revenue. And they supposedly are considering selling Juan Pierre, who would be a dream leadoff hitter for the Cubs. Let's say the Cubs dump prospects for him. They go on an instant run for the wild card, right?

 

But if they don't make it after trading for Pierre, then what have they lost? A bunch of prospects? And they'd have Pierre for next year, after he turns 28.

 

The last batch of surefire position-playing prospects for the Cubs was Hee Seop Choi, now a mediocre first baseman for the Dodgers; Corey Patterson, now in Des Moines; and Bobby Hill, now a utility player for the Pirates. Occasionally, a former Cubs prospect develops for another team, but that's worth the risk.

 

They're saying that, even if the Cubs traded for Pierre, how it wouldn't help the Cubs much in the short-run, or in the long-run.

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"And they supposedly are considering selling Juan Pierre"

How do you get "If the Marlins decide to sell Pierre????

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context. They're referring to a rumor from a week or two ago that said the Marlins might trade Enc or Pierre.

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Why are we arguing on two threads about the same exact thing? Anyway, read the article, you'll see what I mean.

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That's BS from ESPN. That's not what that article meant. The paper doesn't report that the Marlins are considering selling Juan Pierre. They're saying, "If the Marlins decide to trade Juan Pierre..." That's how rumors get started. ESPN misinterpreted the point of the article.

 

http://www.suntimes.com/output/couch/cst-spt-greg18.html

And the Cubs buy established talent. So even if they go on a seven-game losing clump starting today, why not just start raiding, say, the Florida Marlins?

 

The Marlins are in the same spot as the Cubs, only without fans or revenue. And they supposedly are considering selling Juan Pierre, who would be a dream leadoff hitter for the Cubs. Let's say the Cubs dump prospects for him. They go on an instant run for the wild card, right?

 

But if they don't make it after trading for Pierre, then what have they lost? A bunch of prospects? And they'd have Pierre for next year, after he turns 28.

 

The last batch of surefire position-playing prospects for the Cubs was Hee Seop Choi, now a mediocre first baseman for the Dodgers; Corey Patterson, now in Des Moines; and Bobby Hill, now a utility player for the Pirates. Occasionally, a former Cubs prospect develops for another team, but that's worth the risk.

 

They're saying that, even if the Cubs traded for Pierre, how it wouldn't help the Cubs much in the short-run, or in the long-run.

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Penn I don't think that's what the writer's saying at all. He's saying JP would be a dream leadoff hitter for the Cubs, and even if they don't make the playoffs, all they lose is some prospects (who tend not to pan out for them anyway as he shows) and they still get another year of a relatively young JP.

 

I don't know what to do with our two rabbits long term....

 

Luis has always been a better leadoff hitter, especially in OBP. However, he makes me wonder how long his health will hold up. Every time he runs to first makes you cringe.

 

I love JP but I'd probably consider dealing him, shifting Enc to CF, and moving Luis back to leadoff. I just wonder how many more good years Luis has. Contract is up in '07 I think, so I guess they'd just deal with it down the road.

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The last batch of surefire position-playing prospects for the Cubs was Hee Seop Choi, now a mediocre first baseman for the Dodgers; Corey Patterson, now in Des Moines; and Bobby Hill, now a utility player for the Pirates. Occasionally, a former Cubs prospect develops for another team, but that's worth the risk.

I guess this guy has never heard of D-Train. I know he starts off talking about "position players," but pitching prospects are way more speculative than position players, and when anyone of these prospects pan out - they'll haunt you forever.

 

Ask the RedSox fans about Jeff Bagwell....

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The last batch of surefire position-playing prospects for the Cubs was Hee Seop Choi, now a mediocre first baseman for the Dodgers; Corey Patterson, now in Des Moines; and Bobby Hill, now a utility player for the Pirates. Occasionally, a former Cubs prospect develops for another team, but that's worth the risk.

I guess this guy has never heard of D-Train. I know he starts off talking about "position players," but pitching prospects are way more speculative than position players, and when anyone of these prospects pan out - they'll haunt you forever.

 

Ask the RedSox fans about Jeff Bagwell....

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i guess he hasn't heard of Mark Prior either

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I love JP but I'd probably consider dealing him, shifting Enc to CF, and moving Luis back to leadoff.? 861687[/snapback]

 

I'd love to see that get done.

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i would hate to see that done JP is the catalyst of our offense and when he's on we are on..he'll bounce back from his trouble mark my word

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