Originally Posted by Lillian
I'm curious, how much have you seen De Aza play?
I was very impressed when I saw him play almost every Spring Training game. I understand that it's only Spring Training, and that his last couple of years of very good production were at AAA. However, he can do a lot of things, and has always been regarded very highly as a potentially good prototypical lead off hitter.
Yes, I would be happy if the Sox could move Pierre, and give De Aza a shot. Pierre's production in almost 400 at bats in the A.L. this season has been very "under whelming". I can't imagine De Aza would do any worse.
Dumping Pierre's salary, and getting back something useful would be just fine with me.
But, I can see that you guys think Pierre is the answer. O.K.
At his absolute BEST with EVERYTHING going right De Aza would be Juan Pierre. But what would happen when (not if, but when) he fails miserably do we do? And what are you expecting to get out of Juan Pierre in a trade?
It's a terrible idea all around.