Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pierre Traded

The savior of last year. The man who was "Beast Mode." Our 4th outfielder who became our saving grace has been traded to the White Sox.

From the Dodger press release:

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that they have traded outfielder Juan Pierre to the White Sox for two players to be named. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

“Juan always put the Dodgers first, even when it wasn’t in his personal best interest,” said Colletti. “In this day, that is a rare attribute. When he and I spoke at the end of the season, we agreed that if an opportunity presented itself in which his chance to play would be enhanced, we would pursue it and that’s what we’ve done. He deserved the chance to play more.”

During his three seasons with Los Angeles , Pierre batted .294 with a .339 on-base percentage and 134 stolen bases in 173 attempts. Last season, his 10th in the Majors, Pierre hit .308 (117-for-380) with a .365 on-base percentage in 145 games.

The Dodgers will receive the two players to be named on or before Jan. 7, 2010.

Thanks for the hard work, Juan!

Below are some Juan Pierre Videos celebrating how good he was for us when we needed him. DodgerFilms captures the award presentation given to Juan for being the Player of the Month of May 2009.

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His month of May included this clutch "walk-off walk" in the 10th inning to win the game against the Angels on May 23, 2009.

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