Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Urine Getting Flushed?

Thanks to ASCC for the tip: the San Jose Mercury News reported today that Dodgers Mendoza line lover Juan Uribe might be coveted by his old team, the Giants? Oh, how sweet this would be:

This information comes to me secondhand, but there’s talk among industry folks that the Dodgers and Giants have discussed a trade that would bring Juan Uribe back to San Francisco.

Uribe has been a bust with the Dodgers thus far, hitting .206 with four home runs in 214 at-bats after signing a three-year, $21 million contract. It’s worth remembering that the Giants were offering very similar numbers and willing to go to a third year before Uribe accepted the Dodgers’ take-it-or-leave-it contract.

Now, of course, the Dodgers are baseball’s biggest mess and owner/charlatan Frank McCourt might not be able to make payroll.

The Giants need an experienced second baseman with Freddy Sanchez’s health situation still up in the air. Although a determination will be made after a couple more weeks of rest and rehab, the Giants have to plan as if Sanchez won’t play again this season.

Mike Fontenot, a left-handed hitter, is coming back soon. But it doesn’t look as if management has much confidence in Bill Hall to form the right-handed portion of a platoon at second base.

Would Uribe be worth the $8 million he’s owed in 2012, and the $7 million he’ll get in 2013? Would the Dodgers defray some of the cost? All good questions. But I have to imagine the Dodgers aren’t in position to demand much in the way of talent in return.

The post is updated to say that Brian Sabean called up to the press box to shoot down the rumor. I have a feeling the Giants' team chef had had a heart attack just hearing the news of Uribe's potential return.

8 comments:

Spank said...

Can we just give Urine to the Gnats for free? Please!

Josh S. said...

You know he'll KILL US if he goes back.

Spank said...

He's killing us now!

Marla World Peace said...

He'll go back to the Giants and then he'll figure everything out.

Josh S. said...

Good point, Spanko.

LoneLy Fan said...

Do they have another Ethier that they want to trade us for a veteran that is hurting our team?

Central Valley Fan said...

I hear they like Emo types up in SF

Central Valley Fan said...

or whatever...