Add Juan Pierre to the list of players who won't be making their way to the Mets next season.
The Dodgers will reportedly pick up $10 million of the remaining $18.5 million remaining on Pierre's contract.
There was much speculation going around earlier in the offseason about the Mets swapping second baseman Luis Castillo in exchange for Pierre; however, it is clear that the trade will no longer happen.
Part of me wishes that the Mets could have found a way to acquire Pierre, because I think it would have killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.
On one hand, the Mets would have gotten a solid outfielder for the bench to replace Jeremy Reed, whom they non-tendered, and they would have cleared the path for a new second baseman.
To be fair, though, the team has many greater needs than a fourth outfielder and a new second baseman.