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08:15 AM ET 09.11 | Nick Markakis' broken thumb might make Juan Pierre look awfully good to the Orioles. Markakis was their leadoff hitter. Pierre, who has 34 steals and a .346 on-base percentage for the Phillies, would give manager Buck Showalter another option to replace him. Not surprisingly, the Orioles have some interest, according to sources. Perhaps surprisingly, the Phillies aren't yet jumping at the chance to trade him. Or maybe it's not that surprising. Pierre, who could help the Orioles get to the playoffs but wouldn't be eligible for the playoff roster, would bring little back in return. The Phillies, meanwhile, have been hot lately, with eight wins in their last 10 games and a 15-6 record since Aug. 18.

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September 11, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Most likely Pierre will not be a Philly next year anyway, so why not get a Double A player for him and dump his salary for the rest of the season.

September 11, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Go for it O's but don't give up too much.

September 11, 2012  10:12 AM ET

I'm pretty sure that because the Orioles lost a playoff eligible player to the DL, they can give his playoff eligibility to another player. That could be Pierre.

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September 11, 2012  11:02 AM ET

He can be used as a late inning pinch runner, good idea!!!!

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September 11, 2012  11:18 AM ET

I like that Markakis...very good athlete and a tough guy to lose.

September 11, 2012  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Most likely Pierre will not be a Philly next year anyway, so why not get a Double A player for him and dump his salary for the rest of the season.

WHO is in desperate mode?? the orioles are in need of and outfielder, the phillies could blow the orioles hopes in a split second!!!

September 11, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure that because the Orioles lost a playoff eligible player to the DL, they can give his playoff eligibility to another player. That could be Pierre.

Incorrect. A player has to be on that team's 40-man roster (or on their 60-day DL) by August 31 to be eligible for the playoffs.

September 11, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Incorrect. A player has to be on that team's 40-man roster (or on their 60-day DL) by August 31 to be eligible for the playoffs.

Wait, I'm wrong.

Player must be on the 25-man or on one of the inactive lists (disabled, bereavement or suspended) on August 31st to be eligible. The one exception to this is that if you have a player who goes on the 60-day DL, they can be replaced by someone who's already on their 40-man roster...but they have to have been on the 40-man on 8/31. Pierre still wouldn't be eligible.

September 11, 2012  12:11 PM ET

the baltimore orioles should get help from their own minor league, why would theyt try to go outside and get a expensive player?? juts save some money for next season!!

September 11, 2012  12:54 PM ET

if indeed markakis has a broken thumb, how can he be back in the deep pre-season??

September 11, 2012  01:16 PM ET

Wiseup: Juan Pierre can hit and get on base but use him as Dh. he is a liability in outfield. He has no arm and teams has taken an extrabase on him all year knowing he has little chance to throw you out from left field If you need to aquire an outfieler I suggest you look elsewhere. Maybe Cleveland or Minnesota. Maybe either Miami Colorado or Cubs.

September 11, 2012  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wait, I'm wrong.Player must be on the 25-man or on one of the inactive lists (disabled, bereavement or suspended) on August 31st to be eligible. The one exception to this is that if you have a player who goes on the 60-day DL, they can be replaced by someone who's already on their 40-man roster...but they have to have been on the 40-man on 8/31. Pierre still wouldn't be eligible.

You had me worried there...

September 11, 2012  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wait, I'm wrong.Player must be on the 25-man or on one of the inactive lists (disabled, bereavement or suspended) on August 31st to be eligible. The one exception to this is that if you have a player who goes on the 60-day DL, they can be replaced by someone who's already on their 40-man roster...but they have to have been on the 40-man on 8/31. Pierre still wouldn't be eligible.

thank you--I was wondering about that for the A's, where McCarthy is probably done for the season. They can't trade for a replacement then, and can't call up a random minor-leaguer.

September 11, 2012  06:31 PM ET

save your young players and money---this guy is not that good

 
September 11, 2012  08:02 PM ET

Phillies won't trade Pierre as long s they are in the hunt. As of tonight they are in the hunt.

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