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Report: Uribe to Dodgers

Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:17 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2010 4:48 pm
Juan Uribe Fresh off a successful postseason run with the champion Giants (and a $317,000 postseason bonus ), infielder Juan Uribe appears set to join the rival Dodgers. Rumors of the Dodgers' interest have been around for a while, and reports they are close to a three-year deal.

Uribe batted .248/.310/.440 with 24 homers and 85 RBI during the regular season, and drove in nine runs in the postseason. He's a strong defender, especially considering he'll likely make a move from shortstop to second base, where his range is less problematic, in Los Angeles.

This probably means the Dodgers will non-tender Ryan Theriot, who was disappointing after being traded to the Dodgers along with Ted Lilly at the trade deadline. It also adds the Giants to the shortstop market, where they could go after Jason Bartlett or J.J. Hardy.

UPDATE: Various reports say the deal is worth $21 million for three years. If I'm a Dodgers fan, I'm not sure I like this signing.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 9:19 pm

Report: Uribe to Dodgers

Why would Uribe go to the LA Dodgers he has really good for the San Francisco Giants no they really need a good ShortstopSurprised Surprised Surprised

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:58 pm

Report: Uribe to Dodgers

UUU-RIBE would be missed in San Francisco, but I could see Jason Bartlett coming home to the Bay Area wearing Orange and Black. 

Go Giants!!

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:33 pm

Report: Uribe to Dodgers

Everybody fell in love with him in the post season, it was easy then to forget his week long stretches during the season, where he would only show up to the park just to inhale the clubhouse spread in a competitive eating contest with Sandoval and Molina before the game.... then go 0-4 at the plate with 3 k's and a pop fly.  3 years 21M? I heard the Giants were gonna offer him about the same for 2 years...guess they wised up, and I'm thankful for it! See-ya fatso. We paid you to play baseball, not to train for your competitive eating career once you retire.
...Oh and his solid defensive skills? What a blind eye statement that is, sure if the ball is hit right to him he manages to keep it from going between his legs. I can manage to do that as well and nobody is offering me a contract for my solid defensive skills. This pork chop in the field has about the same range as a stop sign stuck in a bucket of dried concrete.
Ned Colleti, are you a man or do you just try and take all of our Giants who are injury prone and out of game? Jason Schmidt and know Uribe...your a joke just like your owners and your fans. You even tried to sign away Huff, but he's still got some game so we kept him and let you have the leftovers. If you are still on the Giants payroll and thats why your hurling your current ball club into the trash bin than I'm sorry for calling you out, cause deep down I'm thankful. You know there is no such thing as a Giants fan, we are just Dodger haters haha.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:27 pm

Report: Uribe to Dodgers

Juan Uribe can't hit consistently and his size really affects his range of fielding. But he did a good job hitting in the clutch which is what the Dodgers are probably signing him to do. Good move by Ned Colletti. Trying to imitate his former mentor by signing all the ex-Giants he can. Hmm, I suppose the Jason Schmidt fiasco did not deter Colletti from signing any more former Giants. The Giants can sign Miguel Tejada. He is comparable to Uribe but might be a bit old for them. Since the Giants prove that they can indeed win with youth.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:08 pm

Report: Uribe to Dodgers

As a giants fan i like this move for him to go there, that just means well try and trade for bartlett. we need speed and aliitle youth at the top of the lineup and at SS

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