The book on ... Juan Pierre

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

What a major-league scout says: "I thought he was done last year with the Florida Marlins. But the Cubs thought his game -- bunting and running would play at Wrigley Field.

He tried to bunt when I saw him last week, but he isn't bunting for hits. He can't throw the ball the length of his locker and neither can Jacque Jones for that matter.

"And to think the Cubs were talking about signing Pierre to a long-term contract this spring.

"If I'm the Cubs, Corey Patterson (now on the Baltimore Orioles) doesn't look so bad now.

"They've got more problems than centre field, but I just hope Dusty Baker doesn't lose his job."

TEAM AB AVG. HRS RBIS

Chi. Cubs 174 .230 0 2


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