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Juan Pierre in Baltimore would be the bestest thing ever

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 2: Juan Pierre #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies dives safely back into first base against the Miami Marlins in a MLB game on June 2, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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The Orioles lost Nick Markakis for the year, and that leaves a hole in the outfield. Danny Knobler has a suggestion:

With Nick Markakis out with a broken thumb, Juan Pierre could help 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.

Knobler says there is interest on the part of the Orioles, but the Phillies may be loathe to deal.

I have an interest in this. Not because I care about the O’s so much, but I want to see something beautiful happen: the Orioles winning the World Series with a lineup that includes Juan Pierre, Lew Ford and Nate McLouth. It would probably end sabermetrics as we know it.

UPDATE: OK, yeah, you’re right. He wouldn’t be eligible for the postseason since he’d be acquired after September 1. Still: making the playoffs on Pierre power, and having Ford and McLouth take them the rest of the way would still be pretty bitchin’.