Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Juan Uribe's new battling bosses

It's truly been a strange offseason in that the Giants lost BOTH of their shortstops after winning the World Series, thanks in no small part to both of them. They wanted more money elsewhere.

Edgar Renteria's decision to sign with the Reds makes sense, given that the Reds are paying him three times what the Giants were offering. I'm mystified, though, at Uribe signing with the dodgers just because they offered him $1 million more over 3 seasons -- particularly given the unsettled state of the Dodgers ownership. The LA Times is reporting that Frank McCourt will either appeal the judge's ruling tossing out the agreement that purportedly gave him sole ownership of the team, or seek a new trial, which won't start for another year.

Meanwhile, Jamie McCourt insists that she also owns the team.
These are two stubborn people, not given to settling their differences. Except for Uribe, the Dodgers look very much like the same team that went 80-82 last year -- with little chance that whoever it is who owns the team will spend the money on a difference-making player. Here's the good news -- unless half the team has career years, the Dodgers probably won't be playoff team this year. No World Series for you, Juan.

1 Comments:

Anonymous giantsrainman said...

"I'm mystified, though, at Uribe signing with the dodgers just because they offered him $1 million more over 3 seasons -- particularly given the unsettled state of the Dodgers ownership."

I have a theory on this. I believe Uribe's agent was pissed off at the Giants for the Giants gamesmanship with him last year in hiding Freddie Sanchez's injury. I believe his agent pounded it into Juan's head that the Giants deceived him into accepting less money for last year and therefore he should demand the Giants pay more then other teams to re-sign with them this time.

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