PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 29: Juan Pierre #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Morosi adds that Pierre could be dealt by midnight tonight. The reason this timeframe is significant is that if he is added to a team’s roster by midnight, he will be able to play for that team in the postseason. If a trade isn’t completed before the calendar changes to September, he won’t be eligible to be on an acquiring team’s postseason roster.
Prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Pierre drew interest from the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles. He’s also been speculated to be a potential fit for the San Francisco Giants since they lost outfielder Melky Cabrera to his drug suspension. The Giants are a possibility, but reports state the club is seeking a right-handed hitter, while Pierre bats from the left side.
On the season, Pierre has hit .300/.343/.363 with eight doubles, five triples and one home run over 333 at-bats for the Phillies.
Which team should acquire Pierre?