Will the San Francisco Giants Really Start Juan Uribe at Third Base?

Posted: 6th January 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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When the San Francisco Giants re-signed Juan Uribe to a one-year, $3.25 million contract last week, many envisioned Uribe becoming a super-utility player for the Giants in 2010. As the great Lee Corso always says, ôNot so fast, my friends.ö In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News , GiantsÆ GM Brian Sabean suggested that Uribe could be the GiantsÆ starting third baseman in 2010. The move would allow the newly signed Mark DeRosa to play left field and Pablo Sandoval would shift to first base. This suggestion stems from the fact neither Sabean or manager Bruce Bochy feel comfortable with a Eugenio Velez-and-Andres Torres platoon in left. Despite Uribe having his highest batting average in 2009 since 2001 (.289) and his highest OBP (.329) of his career, Uribe canÆt be the Giants s ...

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