MLB hot stove: Ex-Met Juan Uribe 'too expensive' for the San Francisco Giants?

Where will Uribe land? The San Francisco Giants have inquired about a possible reunion with veteran infielder Juan Uribe, but his asking price remains "too expensive," according to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney. The Giants were considering bringing Uribe back to fill a utility role, per Olney. Uribe played for San Francisco for two seasons...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Squad 2016

With roughly 2 weeks remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, there remains some unsigned talent on the free agent market. Because I enjoy playing armchair GM, I decided to construct a 25-man roster from the players still searching for their next meal ticket.  Enjoy... Catcher:Taylor Teagarden - .202/.637 career in 180 games, 0.4 WARBryan Anderson - .221...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants, Uribe discussed reunion but asking price 'too expensive'

Infielder Juan Uribe remains on the free agent market and has been linked to the Cleveland Indians as recently as earlier this week. On Friday, ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the San Francisco Giants have had discussions with Uribe about a potential return to SF, but the talks haven't gone anywhere due to Uribe's asking price: Uribe, of course, was a big part of the Giants'...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NYC Ban On Smokeless Tobacco Won’t Help Without Culture Change

This is a whole new generation. When I was growing up, we had candy cigarettes (gone) and Big League Chew (still around). While playing baseball, we used to have the candy cigarettes so we could smoke like Keith Hernandez, or we would shove a ton of Big League Chew in our mouths to look like Lenny Dykstra. Dykstra was such a legendary chewer that he was said to have stained the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees and Juan Uribe: 7 reasons they fit

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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Juan Uribe be the Indians' next third baseman?

The Cleveland Indians are said to be 'targeting' free agent Juan Uribe to fill a vacancy at third base.Uribe remains available on the market, and ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted on Tuesday that the club is very much interested in obtaining his services: Uribe, 36, spent 2015 with three clubs: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. Combined, he hit .253/.320/.417...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Dexter Fowler

The Indians off-season may not be over just yet. Rumors have persisted for the past few weeks that the Tribe may be in the market to make one or possibly even two more moves before the offseason ends. The signing of Juan Uribe has been the most consistent of all the rumors that have persisted over the last few months. Uribe is deemed to be an excellent choice to fill the gaping hole...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians still pursuing ex-Met Juan Uribe, report says

Uribe, 36, played for the Braves, Dodgers and Mets last year Former Mets infielder Juan Uribe remains a free agent, but that could change soon.  ESPN's Buster Olney reported Tuesday that the Cleveland Indians continue to pursue Uribe with the hopes of using him as their third baseman in 2016. The Indians and Uribe have previously been linked...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Article: Should Mets Bring Back Juan Uribe?

Anthony C. asks… I think the Mets need one more key piece to truly make this team complete and ready to dominate the NL East and make another World Series run. That final piece of the puzzle would be Juan Uribe. Is there any chance the Mets could re-sign him on a one year deal? Joe D. replies…. Of course as long as Uribe remains available the possibility exists that the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Bring Back Juan Uribe?

Anthony C. asks… I think the Mets need one more key piece to truly make this team complete and ready to dominate the NL East and make another World Series run. That final piece of the puzzle would be Juan Uribe. Is there any chance the Mets could re-sign him on a one year deal? Joe D. replies…. Of course as long as Uribe remains available the possibility exists that the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Weighs In On Sandy, Cespedes and Health

Despite the Mets’ slow offseason, David Wright is optimistic about what the team has done over the winter. While they haven’t acquired any big names, he believes the additions of Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera and Alejandro De Aza were solid moves that have flown under the radar. (Mike Puma, NY Post) “There hasn’t been that kind of blockbuster, sexy deal, but I think all...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Juan Uribe

As the Indians continue to search for another right-handed bat to supplement the lineup, a name is brought up that might have fans rolling their eyes. However, a closer inspection would indicate that the Indians are on the verge of adding an above average player. It was reported the club is talking to free agent Juan Uribe to try and entice him to sign a one-year contract with the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians interested in Juan Uribe

With spring training set to begin in less than two months, the Cleveland Indians seem to be looking for a replacement for utility man Mike Aviles, who signed with Detroit in mid-December. According to cleveland.com’s Paul Hoynes, that replacement could be Juan Uribe. Hoynes said that the Indians are in conversation with Uribe’s agents and they are believed to be discussing...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Ricciardi, Cespedes and Uribe

With Paul DePodesta leaving for the Cleveland Browns, will J.P Ricciardi now take on a bigger role? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ricciardi is open to it, even though he enjoys his current job as special assistant. Ricciardi has worked mostly with the minors and player development during his time with the Mets. Formerly the GM of the Blue Jays from 2001 to 2009,...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Kelly Johnson

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran utility infielder and outfielder Kelly Johnson, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Johnson, 34, split last season between the Braves and Mets, batting .265/.314/.435 with 11 doubles, 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 335 plate appearances. He played all four infield positions in 2015 as...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Preparing for the Hottest January Stove in Years

This year’s New Year’s Eve party was just way too crowded. A total mess. Chris Davis bumped into me and spilled my drink nearly as soon as I got there. He didn’t even apologize because he hadn’t realized he’d done it, due to the fact that he couldn’t hear anything over the way-too-loud, awful music Justin Upton was DJ’ing. The food ran out way too quick, no thanks to...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright’s Visit To Doc Reminder Of Key Mets’ Issue

When third baseman David Wright checked in with Dr. Robert Watkins about his back today in Los Angeles – where he spent much of his summer – to come up with a plan on treating his spinal stenosis, it served as a reminder of an underlying issue that will stay with the Mets until he retires. It should also serve as an emphasis of what they must continue to do this winter. The acquisition...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets’ management continues to defy expectations

Here in New York, we fans pride ourselves on being knowledgeable. We’re hip, we’re savvy, we know what’s goin’ on, man. We’re not like those blindly devoted followers in St. Louis or Cincinnati, who show up in droves, decked out in red, whether their team is in contention or not. No, we “know” better. We “know” a lot of stuff – our teams’ histories, current...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Collins Discusses Mets Struggles, Syndergaard, Lagares, Uribe, Citi Field Impact

Are Kansas City pitchers really this dominating or is your offense really struggling? Well, again, in postseason you face good pitching. That’s how the other team gets here. With that good pitching comes some rough at-bats at times. And they have pitched us very, very well. So I see both. The other day I thought in Game 1 we had some very, very good at-bats early and then later...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Uribe returns just in time

As the New York Mets prepare to take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, they also get a boost from a veteran presence with 2 championship rings to his name already. Juan Uribe has been added to the World Series roster after missing more than a month with a lingering chest injury that left him unable to swing. Uribe is the only player on the roster with any fall classic...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Announce World Series Roster, Uribe Makes It

Here is the Mets official roster for the 2015 World Series against the Kansas City Royals. The only real change is that Juan Uribe has made the cut and will replace Matt Reynolds. Definitely a nice upgrade for the Amazins. Catchers (2) Travis d’Arnaud Kevin Plawecki Infielders (6) Lucas Duda Daniel Murphy Wilmer Flores David Wright Juan Uribe Kelly Johnson Outfielders ...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury Updates on Juan Uribe and Yoenis Cespedes

Mets veteran infielder Juan Uribe, who missed the NLDS and NLCS with a chest injury, could possibly be ready to join the Mets World Series roster. But even if he is not, he will still be present with them during the Fall Classic, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Uribe fielded ground balls at third base and also took live batting practice Saturday at Citi Field. So there is still...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes will be ready for Game 1 for Mets; Uribe might be as well

There was plenty of concern about New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' health after he departed with an injury from Game 4 of the NLCS, but he assures that he'll be ready when the World Series opens on Tuesday.Cespedes, who left Game 4 in the second inning with discomfort in his left shoulder, is confident he'll be able to play in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday despite...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 4 of 15

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the giant and large 2015-16 free-agent market. Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe Expected To Miss NLCS If Mets Advance

According to an article from Adam Rubin at ESPN NY, Manager Terry Collins advised that Juan Uribe will more than likely not be available to the team if they advance to the NLCS. The veteran infielder has yet to resume any baseball activities at this time. Uribe, who was part of the great turnaround for this offense during the latter part of this this season, has played a key role...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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