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July 1, 2011

Do you know Juan Pierre critics don’t have anything to talk about besides Juan Pierre? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 1, 2011 11:30 am
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Ozzie says it’s not Jan Pierre that sucks, but his critics:

“Hopefully, people quit talking about him,” Guillen said after the Sox (40-42) won for only the fourth time in 36 games in which they trailed after seven innings. “All those people in Chicago, every day I guess they don’t have a subject to talk about. And Juan Pierre’s name comes up every day. Like I say, as long as I’m here or he is here, he’s going to play because I think we need him.”

If we stop talking about Pierre, will his 69 wRC+ improve?

UPDATE: Ozzie calls out all the non-Pierre White Sox players he has coached:

Ozzie defends Pierre’s poor basestealing by saying that he needs to get on base to steal, but that’s not truly the case, as the numbers bear out. More privately, Guillen does admit that he thinks Pierre is a step slow.

… Ozzie finally had to draw on a stat that falls outside of the typical analytical tools in his defense of Pierre: “There’s one guy since I’ve managed this ballclub that’s Chicago tough—that’s Juan Pierre.”



  1. he came up big time yesterday!!! now we have to wait and see if he gets hot, he has been better recently, if he starts stealing he won’t be so bad!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 1, 2011 @ July 1, 2011 12:23 pm | Reply

    • yes, he came through yesterday but I still don’t want him. he’ll do more bad than good. bring up the Cuban Tank kenny!

      if he starts stealing he won’t be so bad!

      no, please no. please don’t start running. seeing all those CS was such a nightmare

      please baseball gods, don’t let the Sox start running again. please!

      Comment by The Wizard — July 1, 2011 @ July 1, 2011 12:55 pm | Reply

    • sergio looked good though!

      and omar got another hit. 171 to go!

      Comment by The Wizard — July 1, 2011 @ July 1, 2011 12:58 pm | Reply

  2. he has a track record for stealing, but I know what you mean about the cs. he helped us again today!!! but the tank is still the better player. juan is getting hot so maybe after this hot streak is over we will see the tank… because it won’t last long.

    sergio has been great, the whole pen for that matter has been great, omar will get 3,000 unless he retires!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 1, 2011 @ July 1, 2011 3:44 pm | Reply

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