Tomorrow is deadline for teams to add players who can be eligible for post-season rosters, and the Phillies have at least one useful offering in Juan Pierre, who would make many a lineup look better.
Beerleaguer: Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports reported two weeks ago that his sources said Pierre had yet to be placed on waivers and would likely get claimed given the relatively small amount left on his contract. The Phils, likely to pull Pierre back in order to negotiate the most value, have little use for Pierre these days, except for mentoring Domonic Brown. With rosters set to expand, and Nate Schierholtz likely to rejoin the outfield collection, teams must know Pierre is there for the taking. A team like the Reds would be happy to have him. The 35-year-old outfielder is hitting .300/.343/.363 with 32 steals in 37 attempts. Other players who've likely cleared waivers include Ty Wigginton and Placido Polanco, but Pierre is the only player who could send any real value the Phillies' way. And giving a veteran like Pierre a postseason opportunity is also the right thing to do, similar to what they did for Jim Thome.