Pierre's good, but he's no Rickey

People are talking about Juan Pierre like he's the second coming of Rickey Henderson. Well, he's not.

Originally Published: October 20, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Hey, when did Juan Pierre turn into the second coming of Rickey Henderson?

Seriously. If you believe what you read and hear -- and I won't get specific because I really enjoy my job -- you'd think that Pierre is one of the greatest leadoff men who ever ran the bases. Hell, one of the greatest players.

Well, he's not. He's a pretty good leadoff man, in part because there really aren't many good leadoff men. He probably ranked among the 50 best players in the National League this season. ...

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