Found November 19, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but a lot of the middle tier free agents are falling off of the market, especially in the outfield, with Melky Cabrera signing with Toronto and Juan Pierre heading back to Miami. The week of Thanksgiving is usually a downtime for free agents, so we're only going to bring you a DD today and Wednesday this week.
Also from this weekend, we took a look at players who didn't get enough MVP love in this year's ballots, the worst players to get MVP votes over the last five seasons, and new alternate jerseys for both the Mets and Cardinals. Ooooh, exciting!
Enjoy the offseason, everyone.
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The Blue Jays have finalized their $16 million, two-year contract with All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera.
Cabrera, who completed a 50-game suspension for a positive test for testosterone, was not wanted back by the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
He gets $8 million in each of the next two seasons, up from a $6 million base salary this year.
The 28-year-old was leading...
The Miami Marlins are planning on having Juan Pierre take a physical on Monday, amid reports that they have agreed on a $1.6 million, one-year deal that would reunite them with the 35-year-old outfielder.
Pierre was with the Marlins for three seasons ending in 2005, helping the franchise win the World Series in 2003. A career .297 hitter, Pierre batted .307 in 130 games last season...
Melky Cabrera cheated last season. He cheated Major League Baseball. He cheated the San Francisco Giants. He cheated the fans. He cheated everyone, and he got caught. But anyone who ever said that cheaters never prosper must have not been familiar with professional sports. After being suspended for 50 games and basically left for not by the Giants, Cabrera is about to sign a two...
PhilliesTags: Juan PierrePhilliesThe Phillies didn’t have many bright spots in 2012, but outfielder Juan Pierre was one of them.
Pierre was brought in during Spring Training as a non-roster invite, and wasn’t promised a spot on the team. However the veteran was able to play his way onto the Opening Day roster, and spent the majority of the [...](Read more...)
The Toronto Blue Jays remained aggressive this weekend by inking sneaky juicehead Melky Cabrera to a two-year contract worth $16 million. Cabrera, a 28-year-old who won the All-Star Game MVP Award in July, had a major league-leading 159 hits and … Continue reading →
The Florida Marlins have signed Juan Pierre, Craig Mish of Sirius 210 XM reports (and later confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports). The terms of the deal are not yet known. This is probably not the signing Marlins' fans were looking for after the team traded just about every decent player on the roster, but Pierre will definitely will the team.
Pierre signed a minor league deal...
Nearly 10 years later to the day to that the Florida Marlins first acquired Juan Pierre, he returns to them, this time in Miami on a 1 year $1.6M contract. A decade ago (November 16, 2002), the Marlins got both Pierre and Mike Hampton in a trade with the Colorado Rockies.He'll fill the leadoff void for the Fish and presumably play LF. Last year with the Phillies he hit .307...
After dumping more than half of their players in a pathetic attempt to rebuild their sh***y team, the Miami Marlins have reportedly made an acquisition to make up for it. According to Sirius XM's Craig Mish, the Marlins have agreed to a contract with former Phillie Juan Pierre.
Pierre, 35, signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies last off season, but played in the big leagues...
According to multiple sources, Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.
The 35-year-old outfielder will be making his second stint with the organization, offering veteran leadership, a tremendous work ethic and speed.
Pierre appeared in 130 games with the Phillies in 2012, batting .307 with 37 stolen bases.
Entering his 14th big league season, Pierre previously...
Here's a switch: An established player is joining the Miami Marlins rather than exiting the team. Free agent outfielder Juan Pierre agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Marlins, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Multiple media outlets confirmed that the sides came to terms. The Marlins recently agreed to trade five high-profile, high-priced players, including...
The Miami Marlins are bringing back a familar face in Juan Pierre, who the team signed this evening. The terms of the contract are not yet known. Pierre will likely be the starting left fielder for the Marlins, with 2012 breakout player Justin Ruggiano in center and superstar Giancarlo Stanton in right field. The team primarily used Logan Morrison and Bryan Petersen in left in 2012...
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Outfielder Juan Pierre has agreed to terms on a deal with the Miami Marlins pending a physical, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Sun Sentinel reports the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million.
Miami Marlins fans couldn’t have been happy seeing Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck get shipped to Toronto, but surely all those negative feelings will dissipate when they learn of their latest free agent signing.
Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year deal, worth $1.6 million, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. Pierre played...
So far this offseason, Melky Cabrera, Miacer Iztures, and Bartolo Colon have gotten contracts while Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse, Zach Greinke, and Josh Hamilton have not. I’m going to argue that this is a very good thing and indicative of some welcome sanity on the collective part of GMs. You see, Sanchez, Lohse, Greinke and Hamilton are considered the cream of the free agent...