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Dodgers, White Sox, Marlins pushing hard for Juan Uribe

Dec 10, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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The Juan Uribe market is sizzling, it seems. Enrique Rojas reports that the Dodgers and White Sox are “pushing hard” for him. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are interested as well.

And why not? Uribe is coming off a pretty darn good 2013, posting a .769 OPS in 426 plate appearances while playing an excellent third base. That’s not break-the-bank stuff, but he’s a solid alternative to, say, trading for Chase Headley. Third base talent is hard to come by these days.

  1. koufaxmitzvah - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Let him go, Dodgers. Hanley’s ready to see the light about a move to 3rd base.

  2. losangelesfan - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Bring him back Ned. He’s a hero and Corey Seager is still a year or two away. Hanley hates 3rd base and they’re trying to get him to sign an extension.

  3. Old Gator - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    My friend, nothing personal, but that would be an unmitigated disaster. The only light the Hanster will see at third base is the space between his glove and the ball as it rolls into left field. A couple of months of this and it will begin taking over larger and larger parts of his alleged mind as he steps into the batter’s box. No kud be such ugly? Just wait and see….

    • koufaxmitzvah - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      You are indeed a wise and older man than me– with true knowledge of nachas as well as nachos– but last year was a taste for Hanley of what it means to be a true professional. He’s no longer the highest paid player on the team. He’s no longer viewed as a savior. He is a strong, important presence in that lineup, a key cog among other key cogs, and he has to know that his range at short is declining to the point of hurting the team.

      Not sure who we’ll pick up at short if Juano doesn’t re-sign, but even Dee Gordon can do things that Hanley no longer can.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    A third baseman playing third base for the Feesh instead of a converted (fill in the blank)?


  5. yahmule - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Get all you can, Juan.

    • geejon - Dec 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Gotta love sports. Where else can someone sign a 3 yr contract, play like a smoking turd for the first 2 yrs of it before showing a pulse in the last yr, and then have teams fawning over you all over again. I hope he pulls the same stunt to whomever is stupid enough to sign him for multiple years.

      • yahmule - Dec 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM

        I didn’t get the sense that he wasn’t trying in ’11 and ’12. I just figured he got old overnight. Happens to those ugly body guys routinely. He may also be a guy who performs a lot better when he has regular playing time. I think he might have had a couple of slow starts, then began pressing and got benched. Maybe the pressure of living up to the big contract got to him.

  6. blackandbluedivision - Dec 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    It’d be weird to see him back where he got his first ring, on the south side of Chicago. But, hey we could use all the help we can get.

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