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Portrait of Juan Uribe

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 6715 .255 .301 .418 88 24.7
Birth Date3-22-1979
Height6' 0"
Weight245 lbs
Age40 years, 6 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2001 COL 22 72 283 82 15 11 8 8 55 2 3 0 .300 .325 .524 91 -2.0 -3.4 -1.0 0.6
2002 COL 23 155 618 136 25 7 6 34 120 5 9 2 .240 .286 .341 58 -29.5 5.3 17.6 2.0
2003 COL 24 87 343 80 19 3 10 17 60 3 7 2 .253 .297 .427 79 -7.7 1.9 8.3 1.5
2004 CHA 25 134 553 142 31 6 23 32 96 3 9 11 .283 .327 .506 102 2.1 -1.7 7.0 2.5
2005 CHA 26 146 540 121 23 3 16 34 77 4 4 6 .252 .301 .412 89 -6.7 2.7 1.8 2.1
2006 CHA 27 132 495 109 28 2 21 13 82 3 1 1 .235 .257 .441 75 -13.9 -1.3 -5.8 0.1
2007 CHA 28 150 563 120 18 2 20 34 112 4 1 9 .234 .284 .394 81 -11.3 -0.1 1.3 1.4
2008 CHA 29 110 353 80 22 1 7 22 64 1 1 3 .247 .296 .386 75 -9.9 0.0 7.5 0.8
2009 SFN 30 122 432 115 26 4 16 25 82 1 3 1 .289 .329 .495 102 2.4 0.8 2.0 2.0
2010 SFN 31 148 575 129 24 2 24 45 92 4 1 2 .248 .310 .440 106 5.1 -2.5 -0.8 2.4
2011 LAN 32 77 295 55 12 0 4 17 60 6 2 0 .204 .264 .293 67 -10.8 0.5 -2.0 -0.4
2012 LAN 33 66 179 31 9 0 2 13 37 2 0 1 .191 .258 .284 68 -6.5 1.8 2.6 0.4
2013 LAN 34 132 426 108 22 2 12 30 81 2 5 0 .278 .331 .438 105 2.8 1.9 13.3 3.3
2014 LAN 35 103 404 120 23 0 9 15 77 1 0 1 .311 .337 .440 106 2.8 0.4 13.5 3.2
2015 ATL 36 46 167 43 6 0 7 15 37 1 1 0 .285 .353 .464 104 1.3 -0.2 4.3 1.1
2015 LAN 36 29 87 20 2 0 1 5 9 0 1 0 .247 .287 .309 99 0.3 -0.4 0.9 0.4
2015 NYN 36 44 143 28 9 0 6 14 34 1 0 0 .219 .301 .430 105 1.3 1.2 -0.4 0.7
2016 CLE 37 73 259 49 9 0 7 15 49 3 0 0 .206 .259 .332 77 -6.7 -0.7 6.1 0.7
Career182667151568323431993881224464839.255.301.41888-86.86.276.224.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1999 ASH A SAL 0 456 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLM A+ CRL 0 527 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 COL MLB NL 72 283 .260 .324 .419 .352 120 -0.1 8.4 3.8 91 10 -1.0 -3.4 -2.0 0.6
2001 CAR AA SOU 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CSP AAA PCL 74 297 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB NL 155 618 .256 .323 .405 .291 118 -37.7 17.8 8.2 58 10 17.6 5.3 -29.5 2.0
2003 COL MLB NL 87 343 .263 .331 .425 .283 113 -6.8 9.0 3.8 79 11 8.3 1.9 -7.7 1.5
2003 VIS A+ CLF 2 10 .000 .000 .000 .556 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUL AA TXS 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB AL 134 553 .270 .336 .433 .307 106 4.8 16.5 1.8 102 10 7.0 -1.7 2.1 2.5
2005 CHA MLB AL 146 540 .264 .325 .417 .264 103 -6 15.5 7.1 89 8 1.8 2.7 -6.7 2.1
2006 CHA MLB AL 132 495 .274 .335 .437 .240 111 -19.1 14.9 6.8 75 14 -5.8 -1.3 -13.9 0.1
2007 CHA MLB AL 150 563 .269 .332 .421 .259 102 -12.6 16.7 7.7 81 10 1.3 -0.1 -11.3 1.4
2008 CHA MLB AL 110 353 .268 .335 .420 .287 104 -6.5 10.2 0.6 75 9 7.5 0.0 -9.9 0.8
2008 CHR AAA INT 3 11 .288 .349 .447 .250 99 -0.8 0.3 0 53 0 -0.5 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2009 SFN MLB NL 122 432 .258 .327 .405 .325 92 18.1 12.4 2.4 102 9 2.0 0.8 2.4 2.0
2010 SFN MLB NL 148 575 .253 .320 .394 .256 89 7.9 15.8 5.1 106 10 -0.8 -2.5 5.1 2.4
2011 LAN MLB NL 77 295 .253 .314 .393 .245 91 -15.8 8.0 0.8 67 10 -2.0 0.5 -10.8 -0.4
2011 RCU A+ CAL 3 9 .339 .383 .509 .667 94 1.6 0.3 -0.1 116 0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0
2012 LAN MLB NL 66 179 .251 .313 .400 .234 91 -10.7 4.9 0.6 68 11 2.6 1.8 -6.5 0.4
2012 RCU A+ CAL 3 11 .261 .331 .430 .333 101 1 0.3 -0.1 85 0 0.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.1
2013 LAN MLB NL 132 426 .251 .313 .393 .322 98 8.7 11.2 1.4 105 10 13.3 1.9 2.8 3.3
2014 LAN MLB NL 103 404 .254 .313 .391 .368 100 6.8 10.4 1.4 106 10 13.5 0.4 2.8 3.2
2014 RCU A+ CAL 5 19 .304 .372 .508 .353 106 -0.6 0.6 -0.1 81 0 0.5 -0.3 -0.8 0.0
2015 ATL MLB NL 46 167 .255 .313 .401 .336 94 6.5 4.5 0.6 104 10 4.3 -0.2 1.3 1.1
2015 LAN MLB NL 29 87 .260 .324 .426 .264 88 -3.8 2.3 0.3 99 10 0.9 -0.4 0.3 0.4
2015 NYN MLB NL 44 143 .252 .318 .399 .250 88 2.8 3.8 0.3 105 10 -0.4 1.2 1.3 0.7
2016 CLE MLB AL 73 259 .262 .325 .434 .227 112 -12.9 7.3 1 77 8 6.1 -0.7 -6.7 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1999 ASH A SAL 456 430 57 115 28 3 9 176 46 20 79 11 7 .267 .309 .409 .142 0 0
2000 SLM A+ CRL 527 485 64 124 22 7 13 199 65 38 100 22 5 .256 .315 .410 .155 0 0
2001 COL MLB NL 283 273 32 82 15 11 8 143 53 8 55 3 0 .300 .325 .524 .223 0 0
2001 CSP AAA PCL 297 281 40 87 27 7 7 149 48 12 43 11 8 .310 .342 .530 .221 0 0
2001 CAR AA SOU 13 13 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 1 0 .231 .231 .308 .077 0 0
2002 COL MLB NL 618 566 69 136 25 7 6 193 49 34 120 9 2 .240 .286 .341 .101 6 7
2003 COL MLB NL 343 316 45 80 19 3 10 135 33 17 60 7 2 .253 .297 .427 .174 1 6
2003 TUL AA TXS 21 20 3 5 2 0 1 10 4 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .250 0 0
2003 VIS A+ CLF 10 9 4 5 1 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 .556 .600 .667 .111 0 0
2004 CHA MLB AL 553 502 82 142 31 6 23 254 74 32 96 9 11 .283 .327 .506 .223 5 11
2005 CHA MLB AL 540 481 58 121 23 3 16 198 71 34 77 4 6 .252 .301 .412 .160 10 11
2006 CHA MLB AL 495 463 53 109 28 2 21 204 71 13 82 1 1 .235 .257 .441 .205 7 9
2007 CHA MLB AL 563 513 55 120 18 2 20 202 68 34 112 1 9 .234 .284 .394 .160 5 7
2008 CHR AAA INT 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 0 0
2008 CHA MLB AL 353 324 38 80 22 1 7 125 40 22 64 1 3 .247 .296 .386 .139 1 5
2009 SFN MLB NL 432 398 50 115 26 4 16 197 55 25 82 3 1 .289 .329 .495 .206 5 3
2010 SFN MLB NL 575 521 64 129 24 2 24 229 85 45 92 1 2 .248 .310 .440 .192 5 0
2011 RCU A+ CAL 9 8 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .556 .625 .125 0 0
2011 LAN MLB NL 295 270 21 55 12 0 4 79 28 17 60 2 0 .204 .264 .293 .089 2 0
2012 RCU A+ CAL 11 10 1 3 0 1 1 8 3 0 4 0 0 .300 .273 .800 .500 1 0
2012 LAN MLB NL 179 162 15 31 9 0 2 46 17 13 37 0 1 .191 .258 .284 .093 1 1
2013 LAN MLB NL 426 388 47 108 22 2 12 170 50 30 81 5 0 .278 .331 .438 .160 3 3
2014 RCU A+ CAL 19 19 4 6 2 0 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 .316 .316 .421 .105 0
2014 LAN MLB NL 404 386 36 120 23 0 9 170 54 15 77 0 1 .311 .337 .440 .130 2
2015 ATL MLB NL 167 151 17 43 6 0 7 70 17 15 37 1 0 .285 .353 .464 .179 0 0
2015 LAN MLB NL 87 81 6 20 2 0 1 25 6 5 9 1 0 .247 .287 .309 .062 1 0
2015 NYN MLB NL 143 128 17 28 9 0 6 55 20 14 34 0 0 .219 .301 .430 .211 0 0
2016 CLE MLB AL 259 238 19 49 9 0 7 79 25 15 49 0 0 .206 .259 .332 .126 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1311 0.4912 0.5042 0.7685 0.6630 0.3508 0.8782 0.5684 0.2315 -0.0079
2009 1585 0.5009 0.5129 0.7626 0.7116 0.3135 0.8690 0.5202 0.2374 -0.0012
2010 2029 0.4889 0.5357 0.7562 0.7369 0.3433 0.8482 0.5674 0.2438 -0.0069
2011 1126 0.4520 0.5222 0.7755 0.7446 0.3387 0.8971 0.5550 0.2245 -0.0028
2012 702 0.4815 0.4957 0.7500 0.6775 0.3269 0.8472 0.5630 0.2500 -0.0009
2013 1528 0.4869 0.5196 0.7607 0.7137 0.3355 0.8493 0.5817 0.2393 -0.0094
2014 1375 0.4851 0.5695 0.7663 0.7541 0.3955 0.8708 0.5786 0.2337 -0.0086
2015 1511 0.4606 0.5189 0.7640 0.7514 0.3202 0.8585 0.5747 0.2360 -0.0036
2016 919 0.4842 0.5288 0.7901 0.7146 0.3544 0.8868 0.6071 0.2099 0.0000
Career120860.48230.52490.76510.72200.34170.86560.56690.2349-0.0051

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-20 2014-09-21 DTD 1 1 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage -
2014-08-16 2014-08-31 15-DL 15 12 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-05-21 2014-06-26 15-DL 36 34 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-05-09 2014-05-14 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-06-16 2013-06-19 DTD 3 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-05 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2012-05-14 2012-06-11 15-DL 28 27 Left Wrist Inflammation Arthritis -
2012-05-05 2012-05-07 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2012-05-01 2012-05-04 DTD 3 2 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2012-04-18 2012-04-22 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2011-07-24 2011-09-29 15-DL 67 61 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2011-09-07
2011-05-21 2011-06-06 15-DL 16 14 Left Sports Hernia -
2011-05-15 2011-05-15 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Soreness From Contusion Two Weeks Ago - -
2011-05-04 2011-05-05 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2011-04-23 2011-04-26 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Tightness -
2011-04-01 2011-04-02 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-10-17 2010-10-19 DTD 2 0 Wrist Contusion -
2010-08-20 2010-08-22 DTD 2 2 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-07-31 2010-08-03 DTD 3 2 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-07-06 2010-07-11 DTD 5 5 Left Fingers Soreness Ring Finger -
2010-05-21 2010-05-21 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-04-25 2010-04-27 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Tightness -
2009-08-05 2009-08-11 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-08-02 2009-08-04 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-06-21 2009-06-24 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-06-18 2009-06-20 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-06-14 2009-06-17 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-05-16 2008-05-31 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-26 2007-03-29 Camp 3 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2006-08-05 2006-08-12 DTD 7 7 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-05-25 2006-05-27 DTD 2 1 Head Contusion HBP -
2006-04-13 2006-04-17 DTD 4 4 Left Trunk Soreness -
2005-06-20 2005-06-28 DTD 8 6 Low Back Soreness -
2005-04-27 2005-05-03 DTD 6 4 Left Foot Soreness -
2004-09-22 2004-09-23 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2003-03-18 2003-06-03 60-DL 77 58 Right Foot Surgery 5th Metatarsal Fracture 2003-03-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $4,000,000
2015 LAN $7,500,000
2014 LAN $7,500,000
2013 LAN $7,000,000
2012 LAN $8,000,000
2011 LAN $5,000,000
2010 SFN $3,250,000
2009 SFN $1,000,000
2008 CHA $4,500,000
2007 CHA $4,150,000
2006 CHA $3,150,000
2005 CHA $2,150,000
2004 CHA $350,000
2003 COL $300,000
2002 COL $222,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$58,072,000
15 yrTotal$58,072,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 89 dMagnus Sports1 year/$4M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$4M (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/16. May earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses. DFA by Cleveland 8/1/16. Released 8/5/16.
  • 2 years/$15M (2014-15). Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/24/13. $2M signing bonus. 14:$6.5M, 15:$6.5M. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Dodgers 5/27/15. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Atlanta 7/24/15. (Mets responsible for $2.5M of $3,147,541 remaining on combined 2015 contracts for Uribe and Kelly Johnson.)
  • 3 years/$21M (2011-13). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/30/10. 11:$5M, 12:$8M, 13:$7M, plus $1M paid in 2014.
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/5/10.
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/29/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/09.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 11/7/07. Performance bonus:$50,000 each for 250, 300, 350 plate appearances.
  • 3 years/$9.75M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/04. 05:$2.15M, 06:$3.15M, 07:$4.15M, 08:$5M club option, $0.3M buyout.
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2004). Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Re-signed by Colorado 3/03. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Colorado 12/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Re-signed by Colorado. 2/02.
  • 1 year (2001). Re-signed by Colorado 2/01. Optioned to Triple-A 5/01. Recalled 7/01.
  • Signed by Colorado 1997 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)What does Alex Guerrero's PT look like? In 5x5 Roto is it too soon to drop Torii Hunter (my bench OF) for him?
(docg16 from New York)
Eric Stephen of True Blue LA (a great Twitter follow, btw) keeps pointing out that Juan Uribe isn't going anywhere in the short term. Guerrero seems stuck on the bench unless there is an injury. The OF is stacked too, so even if the Dodgers wanted to mix and match, there isn't room there either. I'd guess 300-350 PAs for Guerrero. Keep Hunter. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on josh Bell, does he transition well to 1st, and jump to the bigs in 2015, regardless bat plays, yes? Do you envision Corey Seager taking the 3 bag for the Dodger big club sometime in 2015? Since they have Rollins, or do they keep him down for awhile longer? Thanks as always for doing the chats, and imparting your knowledge and wisdom, great job,very much appreciated!
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL.)
Lets take a deep breath on Bell. A regular breath, not a dragon breath. Bell still has a ways to go, even with the bat. He's had success, but he has just a half-season of Double-A under his belt and still has a large gap between his left and right handed swings (hes better left-handed). He's also terrible at first base right now. He's like a giraffe on ice skates. Doesn't mean he can't get there, but it won't be by this summer.

That would be quick for Seager too, though he's got a better chance to pull it off than Bell. Were talking about another guy with limited Double-A experience. I guess it would depend on how desperate the Dodgers are, and Juan Uribe is doing just fine over at the hot corner. Unless something changes, I don't think we see Seager in 2015. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of offensive upside do you see with Willy Adames? How would you rate his future bat and power? Can he stay at SS?
(Joe Random from San Jose)
It's funny, I've been stuffing Adames since the spring. It's gone from "who the F is this guy" to "is he the best Tigers prospect??" (he's not, by the way).

In fact, a guy who I trust within the Tigers org told me this spring "you may not know who this guy is, but he's got the highest upside of any of the Tigers MIFs." Turns out, that is probably correct. I'm not 100% Adames can stick at SS, because he's got thick legs already at 18. He makes the routine plays there now, and the range is average, but he's going to continue to get stronger, and the upper body should fill out some. It's not a Juan Uribe build, but he's not a small dude.

At the plate, he's got plus bat speed, and a really good approach for an 18 YO. The MWL is tough to hit, especially for power (not like his next level, FSL will be any better). There are a lot of moving parts here, but I could see him being a solid average hitter with solid average power. Maybe even a half tick more on each. It's exciting, and he's in the Tigers' top 5 prospects. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Dee Gordon playing well and Alex Guerrero ripping PCL pitching, is there a chance that Guerrero could move to 3B long term? Juan Uribe obviously deserves to keep his job for now, but he is old and there is no way he's a long term solution.
(Ryan from Land of Eternal Sunshine (LA))
It could happen, but for now they'll stick with Dee and Uribe. Obviously they paid Guerrero to be an impact player. For now, they have to like how the situation is shaping up. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)5 MLB Astronauts to save the world...go!
(Shark Normandini from H-Town)
Juan Uribe - Old Vet who's full of Wisdom
Jose Fernandez - Young Hot Shot with loads of promise
Giancarlo Stanton - Dreamboat
Matt Holliday - Quite reserved guy just there to get the job done
Yasiel Puig - The ultimate wild card (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to have an April like me this year? I believe the answer is no one because I am the best Mr April of all the Mr Aprils. Also, Shelley Duncan and I are going out looking for women. Who can make us look better as the ugly friend we bring along to raise our appeal? Hunter Pence? Pedroia without a hat and eye black? Thanks man. Don't rule out a comeback from me. Marcus Thames has been teaching me plate discipline.
(Chris Shelton from Bush Leagues)
You're in the early lead for "best fake name" in this chat. Well done. It's impossible to predict who's going to essentially experience a statistical aberration in April, so your guess is as good as mine. With that in mind, let's go with Juan Uribe, for no reason.

You can't do better in the ugly department than Shelley Duncan. Shelley Duncan is uglier than Billy Hamilton is fast. Give my best to Marcus. (Ben Carsley)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Congradulations! You've just been appointed/sold the Los Angeles Dodgers; what are the first three things you do on the baseball ops end of things?
(Sanchez101 from Santa Barbara, CA)
1) Fire Ned Colletti out of a cannon and poach somebody else's bright young GM/candidate.
2) Sell Juan Uribe to a whale oil refinery.
3) work out a long-term deal with Clayton Kershaw. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your impression of Donnie Baseball's managerial skills thus far?
(Peter Q from Austin)
He's been dealt a very lopsided team, and he's going to have a hard time figuring out how to make that offense work. At the very least he needs to split up Juan Uribe and Rod Barajas, because batting the two back-to-back is a Death Valley full of outs. Beyond that, i'm not sure I can make any generalizations or judgments. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any possible way the Giants get smart and take Renteria off of shortstop before he ruins there season? Yeah, I know, he already has, but still... Are there any options at all on that front?
(Liam from San Mateo)
Renteria's really headed for Replacement Level Killer status with his performance, isn't he? I think it's worth canning him and playing Juan Uribe there, particularly given what a high-strikeout staff they have. It's an easy solution that won't cost them anything, and it's might be worth as much as a win the rest of the way. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesRemember when teams used to sometimes use substitute batsmen for their lesser hitters in key situations?

I'm thinking that would have been useful with Juan Uribe up against a power righty with the bases loaded. Is Swisher even on the roster? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In Gamemurraygd13 (MN) wonders, "If you managed the Twins would you give any thought to starting Liriano tomorrow on 3 days rest if need be? He had a short outing last time against the Royals so he should be rested and he would neutralize Pierzynski, Griffey and Thome some. I have an eerie feeling Blackburn could get shelled tomorrow."

I think that's a pretty tough call, in that the Sox have their share of guys who'd really rather face lefties as well: Konkerko, Juan Uribe, Alexei Ramirez, even Dye to some extent. And then you get into questions of how to line up your rotation once/if you win... Blackburn got clobbered his last time on the bump in the Cell, but he did decently his first two times around. Getting routed by the Orioles' or Rays' lineups is a lot different from facing this Sox lineup. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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