Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been wrong before. But my every instinct is that the Cubs should lock this guy up for a three year contract at $18 million.
These are Juan’s best years – unless he’s a Davey Lopes and can be like wine and get better as he ages we are going to see Juan at his finest. While Corey Patterson is doing God knows what down in Kennesaw, GA Pierre is conditioning and getting ready for the 2006 season. Did he play winter ball? Well, no but he’s getting a month early start on the season by playing in the WBC.
Every team seems to have an Achille’s heel, the Cubs never seem to have third basemen and leadoff hitters. Well this year we have both. Good luck Juan and I’m thrilled to have you on board!!
PS: Pierre should send this picture to his family, he sure looks good in Cubbie blue!