Bill Shaikin from the L.A. Times has this article in a recent interview with Ned Colletti. Here are some of the highlights from the interview.
The Dodgers are in no hurry to deal Juan Pierre. There is no doubt that Pierre has been on an absolute tear in Manny’s absence. He is batting .329 on the season and currently leads the team with a .384 OBP. If he was going to continue to start he may just have the best season of his career as he currently is pace to do so. However Manny is currently preparing for his return on July 3rd, and Pierre will find himself as a very overpaid fourth outfielder once again. His trade value may be at a peak, however Ned will likely still have trouble finding a trade partner.
What could Juan Pierre bring us in return? Would a trade even make sense if we have to eat a ton of salary? The best question may perhaps be who is in the market for a player like Juan Pierre? Also keep in mind to keep his value high Colletti has to make him “unavailable” even though everyone knows Ned will pull the trigger with the right deal in front of him.