Saturday, January 28, 2012

2003 Topps 205 Triple Folder Polar Bear #TF51 Juan Pierre & Jim Thome

Yesterday morning, the Phillies came to terms with outfielder Juan Pierre on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.  Pierre immediately jumped to the top of the list of candidates to break camp as the team's fifth outfielder.  The left-handed hitting Pierre hit .279 last year in 158 games with the White Sox.  His stolen base totals dropped dramatically from 2011 to 2010 (down to 27 from 68), but he's still a threat on the base paths at 34 years old.

This signing brings the number of non-roster invitees to a whopping 18.  And what are the chances Dominic Brown gives up his number 9 so that Pierre can reclaim the number he wore during his best years?

Player (position) - 2011 Organization - Last Major Cardboard Appearance
18.  Juan Pierre (of) - White Sox - 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter #229 (White Sox)


Section 36 said...

I actually wondered if the Sox should take a chance with Pierre.

Jim from Downingtown said...

With the veteran Pierre on board, Domonic Brown may not have a major-league jersey number to give up come April 1st!

Jim said...

I like this signing - low risk, potentially high reward.

I think they want Domonic Brown to spend a full year in Triple-A.