Dodger Third Base Situation Isn’t Getting Brighter

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Juan Uribe still hasn’t made a decision, and now reports have surfaced that the Rays had interest in him as a multi-positional type. I imagine Tampa is out of the mix now that they’ve agreed to bring back James Loney (for three years!), but it still doesn’t ensure that Uribe is coming back to the Dodgers, and the more I hear about the team’s frustration at how drawn-out this is getting, the more I believe it.

Unfortunately, the alternatives haven’t changed, and the rumors that pop up are frustrating at best. Kevin Youkilis? He wants to play on the West Coast, and most of the other West clubs are set at third, but his agent has reportedly not spoken to the Dodgers, at least as of a few days ago. Eric Chavez? Potentially a decent platoon option, though he’s garnering some interest as a bench player from several teams. Daniel Murphy? I don’t love him, and his third base experience is limited, but there’s something to the idea of sending a not-Zach Lee or Ross Stripling pitching prospect if things get desperate.

Things might just be getting to that point, since we’re now seeing things like this appear:

(Buster tweeted that at 3:18am pacific, which is exactly when Michael Young-related discussion should happen.) We heard something similar from Dylan Hernandez a few days ago, but I’m not ready to panic about it… yet. As usual, the rumor-related caveats apply; I’m not suggesting that I don’t believe Olney or Hernandez, just that it could be A) the Dodgers doing due diligence B) Young’s agent attempting to make other teams believe someone actually has interest in his client C) a tactic designed to apply pressure to Uribe to decide or D) all of the above.

Until Uribe actually signs somewhere, I’m not going to lose any sleep over the mind-bending thought of Michael Young, starting third basemen. If Uribe does sign in Chicago or Miami or wherever? Well, then I might be driving around the country trying to track down Reed and Lee and whomever else and trucking them down to San Diego for Chase Headley. (Joking. I think.) For now, it’s just more of an annoyance than anything. The season doesn’t start for another 99 days, and it’s not particularly important on what day the situation is resolved. It’s just important that it’s not Young when the first pitch is thrown in Australia.

363 comments
KingmanofLodi
KingmanofLodi

I just don't, for the life of me, understand why Mike does not "love" our X Ranger from West Covina...I mean sure he sucks on D...hits into a lot of Double Plays....But think of the money Magic is gonna save not having Uribe or the Panda in the lunch Buffett!!!

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

I am sick of having Michael Young on my front page.

KMT59
KMT59

just because

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Sony Vaio Flip 13

this is what I want

bring it to me, Santa.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

alright time to get up and put on my puffy coat and go venture outside

P_F_P
P_F_P

My last five posts from yesterday got a combined total of 33 faps.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

So the party I'm going to tonight is saying to dress up in "festive cocktail attire"

I have no idea what that means.

KMT59
KMT59

@Mike Petriello dude wouldn't even sign for my daughter even after I told him we went to the same high school and we were the only people there who could get signatures

LumpySecondBasePrincess
LumpySecondBasePrincess

@DBrimDark, but not black suit, pressed white shirt, any shoes other than patent or high sheen black. Cocktail attire allows for colors in tie and socks, so that is where I would incorporate the festive.

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

@DBrim  Out here, Hawaiian shirt, shorts, flip flops.  In  Alabama, I have no idea.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

@DBrim jeans and a nice shirt or sweater will be fine. i might wear a vest and tie just for fun, but not required 

LumpySecondBasePrincess
LumpySecondBasePrincess

@DBrimBy "any shoes" I mean any derby or oxford or even a nice loafer or venetian. Not boots or bucks. Velvet slipper if you want to pimp big time.

The Monocle
The Monocle

@Disgruntled Goat@DBrim button up shirt, sports coat, jeans, vans or chucks.  You remain casual but dressed up enough for fanciness.  At least, that's how I roll.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat @DBrim I might show up for the beginning and leave early. That is what I'm leaning towards right now.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Mike Petriello @DBrim @capnsparrow it was clear who the best analyst on the set was. But you kept severino and the other guy in the show with you. One suggestion to help you slow down just a little is take a drink of water just before you go live

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat @DBrim Snow isn't supposed to get REALLY bad until after midnight. If I leave at 10, should give me enough time.