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Juan Uribe hopes to land a three-year contract

Nov 18, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

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Juan Uribe was a disaster over his first two years with the Dodgers, but he provided a surprising bounce-back this past season by hitting .278/.331/.438 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI while playing excellent defense at third base. The 34-year-old also had some key hits during the postseason, including a go-ahead homer during the NLDS against the Braves which sent the Dodgers to the NLCS. Now he’s looking to cash in on his success.

Uribe’s agents were able to get Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti to fork over a three-year, $21 million deal last time, so can’t blame them for trying. The Dodgers don’t have an obvious alternative at third base and Uribe is well-liked in the clubhouse, so unless someone jumps at his lofty demands, a return sounds pretty realistic.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Nov 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice…

    • thomas844 - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

      Fool me, you can’t get fooled again.

    • Anoesis - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Bush-isms, an unending fount of funny.

  2. stex52 - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Sounds like it needs to be three one-year contracts to me. Maybe he will focus better.

  3. NYTolstoy - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    this gave Me and my father a chuckle. guy doesn’t show up for 2 of the 3 years he signed for realizes his checks won’t be coming on again in 14 so he dials it up last year. Give him a 1 year deal with an option or 2 atleast that way he will try

  4. mgflolox - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Tell the Dodgers I’m available for only a 2 year deal…

  5. wetmorepsu12 - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Somebody please disconnect Ruben Amaro’s phone services.

  6. lanflfan - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    I’d sign him to a 1 + 1 (club option), but that’s it. Great clubhouse guy apparently, but his baseball skills are eroding.

  7. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Amaro will sign him for a 4 year 75.7 million deal . LOL !!!!!

  8. uyf1950 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Three years ain’t gonna happen. he’ll be 35 midway through next season. Take a year with a vesting option and be happy.

  9. spc7ray - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I would actually give him 2 years with an option for a 3rd–That would be close to what he wants–I don’t think anyone will do more–Also it doesn’t say how much–Remember there isn’t a lot of 3Bs out there either-Unless you wanna try Puig at 3B

    • Anoesis - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Good chance he wouldn’t overthrow a cut-off man from there. Throws to 1st might have more drama than I’d want, though.

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