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sunofgold
09-14-2008, 09:23 PM
2B, SS, or 3B? I want to say 3B b/c he has made some great plays recently. though.

Maybe he is equally good at all 3 positions.

CHISOXFAN13
09-14-2008, 09:26 PM
To me, he's a great shortstop, who does a real nice job at the other two postions.

GlassSox
09-14-2008, 09:40 PM
3rd base

alohafri
09-14-2008, 09:44 PM
He is playing a hell of a third base.

FoulTerritory
09-14-2008, 09:45 PM
To me, without a doubt its 3rd base. He's a good short stop but he's tubby and that slows him down and cuts into his range a bit. But at 3rd, where range is less important that quickness and soft hands, he's just awesome. Seriously, it doesn't get much better than the D he's been throwing there lately.

CWS44
09-14-2008, 09:50 PM
He's good at all of them, but I'd keep him at 3rd.

Although probably unlikely, I would not be upset if he were playing 3rd in 2009.

FoulTerritory
09-14-2008, 10:02 PM
He's good at all of them, but I'd keep him at 3rd.

Although probably unlikely, I would not be upset if he were playing 3rd in 2009.

I don't think its that unlikely considering that Josh Fields isn't looking particularly stellar defensively and hasn't had the same type of offensive numbers this year as he has in the past.

And frankly, this team seems to play better with Juan out there at 3rd. It seemed when Crede came back that last time, the team hit a rut and looked a bit sluggish. Lately it seems sometimes they even feed of Juan's D.

CWS44
09-14-2008, 10:06 PM
I hope he is there next year, FoulTerritory. And another sweet hit and RBI for Juan!

oeo
09-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Util.

mealfred13
09-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Defensively, I don't think we have a better player on our team at any position (save maybe Alexei at 2nd, Swish at 1st or Cabrera at Short) than Juan Uribe. He's quick on his feet, he's got a cannon for an arm, and he rarely makes stupid mistakes.

I'll be the first to admit I've hoped for him to be released or non-tendered at various points in his tenure with the Sox (mostly due to his swinging at everything at various times in his career), but after seeing his demeanor when benched in favor of newer players this year, and his success at any position they've thrown him into as a sub, I hope we keep him as long as possible. Even his hitting has seemed to greatly improved, especially with respect to patience at the plate.

I'd have no qualms with Uribe at 3rd next year, and there are few players in our clubhouse that keep a positive attitude as much as he does, even when he's not in an ideal situation riding the bench.

Gavin
09-14-2008, 10:19 PM
With that kind of arm, 3B.

No question.

soxinem1
09-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Uribe had his best season in 2004 when he had to earn his playing time. That should be his position.

scarsofthumper
09-14-2008, 11:07 PM
3rd

veeter
09-14-2008, 11:38 PM
To me, without a doubt its 3rd base. He's a good short stop but he's tubby and that slows him down and cuts into his range a bit. But at 3rd, where range is less important that quickness and soft hands, he's just awesome. Seriously, it doesn't get much better than the D he's been throwing there lately.This is the perfect description. I agree 100%.

Konerko05
09-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Shortstop is Uribe's best position. Defensively, he is one of the best in the league.

Zisk77
09-15-2008, 12:09 AM
on the field...his the Nick Anderson of baseball :redneck

Tragg
09-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Utility infielder. I just don't see how you can completely give up offense at a corner position and go with Uribe full time to start a season.
He hits appropriately for a SS.