Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Adios Juan Uribe
I will always remember the great moments that Juan Uribe had with the Giants, but for the next 3 seasons I will repress those feelings while he plays for the most evil team in America.
Uribe was a good Giant, he was versatile playing everywhere, had a lineage with the team, he had some really big hits and he helped the team to its first ever World Series. All that said those are not reasons to overpay for a guy that is moving into his 30's with a career OBP of .300.
The money per season isn't the killer it was that third year and for once I am glad the Giants took the route of letting a guy go possibly a little too early instead of holding on a little too late. It may work out for the Dodgers but it comes with a lot of risk, risk I am glad the Giants didn't take on.
The feats done by UUUUUUU-RIBAYYYYY in a Giants uniform will not be forgotten they just won't be spoken of for the next 3 seasons but when you retire and come back for the reunion expect a heartfelt standing ovation.
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