The Uribe Of Reckoning Is Near

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If the Dodgers don’t get David Price or Masahiro Tanaka, that’s fine. They still have enough starting pitchers to get by without them..

If they don’t move Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp, also fine. Having four outfielders isn’t the end of the world when two can’t hit lefties and most of them can’t stay healthy, and Joc Pederson hasn’t even seen Triple-A yet.

But if Juan Uribe doesn’t return, then that opens up a pretty big can of worms, because as we’ve discussed, the third base market is just a barren wasteland out there. And as the second day of the Winter Meetings gets going, it’s feeling like a resolution for Uribe is imminent. We know the Dodgers have put out a few offers to him and might be getting impatient on his reply; we’ve heard that both the Marlins and White Sox want him as well.

Since so little happened on Day One, as teams got themselves settled in Orlando and started making the rounds, Day Two is when thing generally get going. (The Tigers already picked up Rajai Davis this morning.) It’s not like Uribe is a top-level free agent — that is, there’s not a huge range of years and salary he can really ask for — which means there’s not likely to be a ton of negotiating left. So while this is just a gut feeling, it sure does seem as though Uribe will be signed and sealed somewhere very soon. If that’s not the Dodgers, then this offseason just took a very interesting turn.

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P_F_P
P_F_P

Matt Kemp was once [affiliation] with [person/animal/drank] so he'll probably [thing associated with person/animal/drank].

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Somehow my wordpress theme completely butchers table fonts. Weird.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

This just in Cabrerra for Kemp because neither can run

P_F_P
P_F_P

Maybe someday you'll be funny, Drank.

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

It's amazing to me how little this team trusts its pitching prospects, a non-Asian SP hasn't stuck in the rotation for a full year (+100 innings) since Clayton Kershaw in 2008

TheConman
TheConman

@KMT59 Ugh, look at him tearing up the grass in front of the mound. So arrogant, doesn't respect the field

Jobu
Jobu

@KMT59 Puig, you got to throw from the rubber man

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

@Lobo @PagansOedipalComplex I guess I am pretty dissapointed with how bad the developmental system has been since Kershaw's 2006 draft, in 6 drafts (not counting 2013) only 10 players have made it up to the big league squad, and only 1 first rounder in Withrow who languished in AAA for 5 seasons

the 10 players have combined to post 0.0 fWAR

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

I get that you're not serious, i just don't know what the inverted L form is. 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@PagansOedipalComplex @Lobo It has more to do with the instructors and the talent they had to work with than anything else. Dishman and Bundy were at ABQ but most prospects didnt make it there they were schooled by Chuck Crim. Who was promoted to the pen last year. Crim though is an outstanding instructor though.