Giants Sign Juan Uribe
The San Francisco Giants have signed infielder Juan Uribe to a minor league contract.
As a Mets fan, why do you care? Well, you probably don’t. But it should be noted that Uribe is:
1. a righthanded hitter with power
2. versatile — he plays 2B, SS, and 3B
3. an excellent glove man
4. only 29 years old
5. signed to a minor league deal
Uribe hit 20+ homers in three out of the four years from 2004-2007. He lost his starting 2B job last spring to Alexei “All-World” Ramirez, and became a utility infielder with pop. In truth, I doubt he’s actually 29 years old — something tells me there was a “paperwork adjustment” — but if he is indeed under thirty, he should have at least one or two more years of peak performance left in him.
Once again — great glove man, former starter at 2B, good pop in the bat, righthanded hitter, signed to a minor league deal, which likely is much less than $1M guaranteed. Doesn’t that sound like an IDEAL fit for the New York Mets?
Oh, that’s right, the Mets signed 33-year-old, lefthanded hitting, no-pop Alex Cora to a $2M guaranteed MLB contract. Smart move.