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Pierre is in the Display Case

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The first day of the winter meetings in Dallas concentrated on the World Baseball Classic.  Today, trades should dominate the day and the Marlins have a fish in the display case.  

Expect center fielder Juan Pierre to be the next Marlins star to leave the team, possibly as soon as today.

Pierre is being pursued by at least four teams, but the Chicago Cubs have made him their top priority of the winter meetings.

Among the pitchers Chicago could offer are three right-handers with major-league experience -- Sergio Mitre, Jerome Williams and Todd Wellemeyer -- and minor-league right-hander Ricky Nolasco.

The Texas Rangers also plan to talk to Florida today, with outfielder Laynce Nix as a possible offer.

Don't these teams know that major-league experience is a real negative when trading with the present-minded Marlins front office.

Given all the talk coming out the winter meetings, Pierre will probably be traded this week. Yes, I know it sucks.