Ask any San Francisco Giants fan and they’ll tell you that Juan Uribe played a vital role in their 2010 World Series Championship. That lead to the Los Angeles Dodgers signing the veteran infielder for the 2011 season, hoping he would continue the success he found in San Francisco.
That would not be the case as Uribe was absolutely woeful during his first two seasons in Los Angeles, never hitting over .204. Things changed in 2013 though (just coincidentally with free agency approaching) as Uribe had a fantastic year which included a .278, 15 HR, 50 RBI line in just 388 at-bat’s.
Now a free agent, Uribe is hoping his solid 2013 will translate into a three year deal, this according to CBS Sports:
#dodgers have interest in juan uribe. But so far he seeks a 3-yr deal. Even in thin 3B market, that’s probably a stretch.
While Uribe will attract some interest, it’s doubtful he’ll get a better offer outside of Los Angeles so he’ll likely need to reduce his asking price if he wants to secure a Major League contract.