Philadelphia Phillies: 7 Reasons Juan Pierre Should Be the Everyday Left Fielder

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Philadelphia Phillies: 7 Reasons Juan Pierre Should Be the Everyday Left Fielder
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After years and years of Pat Burrell and Raul Ibanez manning left field on a day-to-day basis, the Phillies actually had an opening at the position entering 2012.  

While John Mayberry, Jr. seemed to be the favorite to win the job (especially before Ryan Howard got hurt and opened up first base), he struggled in spring training and never really ran away with the position. Laynce Nix and Dom Brown were other possible candidates for the job, but they didn’t exactly grab the position by the throat either.

Now, I’m willing to argue the best option for the Phillies in left field is Juan Pierre. Juan should be in the lineup, leading off, every night for the Phillies. Here’s why.


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