Jul 7, 2012, 2:07 PM EST
Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Shane Victorino, and Hunter Pence are the players most people think of when evaluating who Ruben Amaro Jr. could unload in a few weeks when he finally comes to the same realization — or at least admits it — the rest of us have, that the Phillies are not making the playoffs this season.
But another guy who Buster Olney says is garnering a bit of interest among teams looking for a leadoff-type hitter is Juan Pierre and his .317/.355/.387 slash line. Olney mentions the Reds specifically.
Pierre wouldn’t be all that tough for Phillies fans to see head out of town for a rebuilding piece. While he’s hit for an impressive average this season, his making the team out of spring training was even somewhat of a surprise. He can steal some bases, a skill the team seems to be lackluster at these days, but he adds zero pop for a corner outfielder.
Are you ready for the Phillies to go all-out fire sale mode or do you think they should be extra selective in the deals they do over the next few weeks?
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