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JermaineDye05
01-28-2009, 11:52 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/01/cubs-rumors-bak.html

Apparently the Cubs are looking at him as a bench guy, they can have him. I appreciate what he did for us in 2005, but I'd love watching him swing at balls in the press box on the north side.

soltrain21
01-28-2009, 12:01 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/01/cubs-rumors-bak.html

Apparently the Cubs are looking at him as a bench guy, they can have him. I appreciate what he did for us in 2005, but I'd love watching him swing at balls in the press box on the north side.

He will be great as a guy off the bench.

CashMan
01-28-2009, 12:04 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/01/cubs-rumors-bak.html

Apparently the Cubs are looking at him as a bench guy, they can have him. I appreciate what he did for us in 2005, but I'd love watching him swing at balls in the press box on the north side.

Just another reason to HATE the Cubs!

veeter
01-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Late inning defensive replacement for Theriot.

DSpivack
01-28-2009, 12:09 PM
Clark and Addison? !Profundo!

hi im skot
01-28-2009, 12:55 PM
He will be great as a guy off the bench.

Exactly. Uribe did everything you could have asked for in 2008.

Just another reason to HATE the Cubs!

Huh? A former White Sox World Series hero playing for the Cubs should lead to Sox fans hating the Cubs more?

My head hurts...

:dunno:

CashMan
01-28-2009, 12:59 PM
Huh? A former White Sox World Series hero playing for the Cubs should lead to Sox fans hating the Cubs more?

My head hurts...

:dunno:


What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!

soxfan43
01-28-2009, 01:00 PM
What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!


How bout a couple of other nice plays, especially that one into the stands? Or how bout gold glove caliber defense that year? hes not great or anything, but he's certainly contributed to the sucess of the team in the past few years.

johnnyg83
01-28-2009, 01:02 PM
What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!

What about the 2nd out that inning?

Juan will be a perfect guy off the bench ... three IF positions ... decent pop ...

longtimesoxguy
01-28-2009, 01:09 PM
How bout a couple of other nice plays, especially that one into the stands? Or how bout gold glove caliber defense that year? hes not great or anything, but he's certainly contributed to the sucess of the team in the past few years.
Juan was a good soldier for us. I wish him well. He deserves better than the Cubs.

soxfan21
01-28-2009, 01:10 PM
Juan was a good soldier for us. I wish him well. He deserves better than the Cubs.

Agree.

DumpJerry
01-28-2009, 01:17 PM
What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!
He did a pretty decent job coming down the pike last year at Third for us. He's got a cannon of an arm.

TDog
01-28-2009, 01:25 PM
What about the 2nd out that inning?

Juan will be a perfect guy off the bench ... three IF positions ... decent pop ...


The last out of the Astros' eighth was a pretty nifty defensive play from short as well. Uribe played exceptional shortstop defense in 2005.

hi im skot
01-28-2009, 01:25 PM
What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!

Were you watching in 2004 and 2005? Honest question.

CashMan
01-28-2009, 01:27 PM
He did a pretty decent job coming down the pike last year at Third for us. He's got a cannon of an arm.


I still don't get the love for Uribe, he has above avg defense, he is not a gold glover. If some of you view his D soooooo good, then you should be backing a certain CF who is not allowed to play.

CashMan
01-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Were you watching in 2004 and 2005? Honest question.


Yes, and IMO, 2005 was won on insane pitching. Juan Uribe sucks as an everyday player, his D is overrated.

LITTLE NELL
01-28-2009, 01:34 PM
I believe if Uribe had had a little more patience at home plate and at the dinner plate he could have been something special. He threw away a lot of money with his bad habits and laziness. I give him credit for his play at 3B last year after all the rumors of his release at mid season.

areilly
01-28-2009, 02:08 PM
Yes, and IMO, 2005 was won on insane pitching. Juan Uribe sucks as an everyday player, his D is overrated.

Yes, but I would argue that in 2005 his defense was actually underrated. He certainly lost a step after that, no question, but you can't underestimate how much the standout glovework of Uribe, Crede, Iguchi, and an demi-outfielder whose name I won't mention made that pitching so effective.

doublem23
01-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Yes, and IMO, 2005 was won on insane pitching. Juan Uribe sucks as an everyday player, his D is overrated.

Pitching and defense... TOTALLY UNRELATED

Uribe was an excellent shortstop. The 2nd out in the 9th inning was the greatest catch I've ever seen, and probably the best in World Series history.

DSpivack
01-28-2009, 02:25 PM
Pitching and defense... TOTALLY UNRELATED

Uribe was an excellent shortstop. The 2nd out in the 9th inning was the greatest catch I've ever seen, and probably the best in World Series history.

Willie Mays might argue with you. :tongue:

JB98
01-28-2009, 02:30 PM
Uribe certainly helped us in 2004 and 2005. I thought he was part of the problem in 2006 and 2007. Then, he actually made himself useful last season. We probably don't make the playoffs without his late-season contributions at 3B.

Fat Juan had an up-and-down tenure with the Sox.

doublem23
01-28-2009, 02:37 PM
Willie Mays might argue with you. :tongue:

That's the only play I can think of off the top of my head that's in the same league, and even then, I think Juan's was better.

Juice16
01-28-2009, 02:37 PM
It still amazes me that people call him fat.

ChiSoxFan81
01-28-2009, 02:39 PM
It still amazes me that people call him fat.

...when he's obviously big-boned.

hi im skot
01-28-2009, 02:58 PM
It still amazes me that people call him fat.

This thread title FTL.

central44
01-28-2009, 05:16 PM
Uribe came up huge for the Sox last season. I agree, we probably don't make the playoffs without him stepping up after Crede's injury. He wasn't spectacular but there were stretches when he always seemed to come up with the big hit, and he swung a few games our way.

I'd hate to see him with the Cubs. I'd rather see him go to a smaller market team and compete for a chance to start and play every day. With the Cubs, there's no way he gets that chance.

MarySwiss
01-28-2009, 05:22 PM
He did a pretty decent job coming down the pike last year at Third for us. He's got a cannon of an arm.

Absolutely! In fact, I thought he was better than pretty decent, Dump. He stepped up and filled what could have been a really nasty hole. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good he was at Third.

Dibbs
01-28-2009, 05:56 PM
I always really liked Juan. I hope he does not end up in that Cub uniform.

oeo
01-28-2009, 06:05 PM
What did he do other than the final out in game 4 of the WS? I hate Uribe with a passion!

He played Gold Glove caliber defense all year, and was huge offensively in the postseason. :dunno:

whitesox901
01-28-2009, 06:06 PM
I like Juan

JermaineDye05
01-28-2009, 06:43 PM
This thread title FTL.

I have to say I hate the FTL, FTW phrase. I think it's being overused. Granted I'm not a football fan, but I'm tired of hearing people say stuff like "The Office FTW", etc.

Anyways the only reason I chose the thread title was to be comical, since I know there are plenty of people on this thread who referred to Uribe as "Fat Juan." Apparently it wasn't as funny as I thought :redface:.

october23sp
01-28-2009, 07:10 PM
Damn, I love me some Uribe.

veeter
01-28-2009, 07:26 PM
I'll miss Juan's arm.

CLR01
01-28-2009, 09:05 PM
I think this will be his breakout year.

:rolling:


So long Tubby. He and the Cubs are perfect for each other.

soxinem1
01-28-2009, 09:31 PM
I wonder how the sheep in The Urinal will receive him?

sunofgold
01-28-2009, 09:37 PM
And then Lee cried that it was bush league. I forgot if Uribe pretended a fly ball went foul or something like that. Then Lee stopped running. I actually thought it was a good play by Uribe.

Anyways, Uribe has to agree to the deal. I was kind hoping that Uribe wound up on another NL central team just to faked out Derrek Lee some more.

guillensdisciple
01-28-2009, 09:37 PM
I love Uribe and I hope he goes to another team and helps them win, unless it's for the Cubs, then I honestly hopes he does nothing but help them fail.

That said, please don't sign with the Cubs, I don't want to root against you.

CLR01
01-28-2009, 09:43 PM
I wonder how the sheep in The Urinal will receive him?

With hot dogs.

CWSpalehoseCWS
01-28-2009, 09:55 PM
He'll fit in great with Ramirez. They can practice throwing their hands up and staring at the HR's they hit.

whitesox901
01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
In the NL he can bat .260 and hit 28-30 HR imo

Huisj
01-28-2009, 10:25 PM
Yes, and IMO, 2005 was won on insane pitching. Juan Uribe sucks as an everyday player, his D is overrated.


And the .292 with 7 homers, 16 RBI, and a .979 OPS he hit down the stretch in September of '05 didn't do a thing to help the Sox fend off the charge by the Indians. There were a couple of weeks in early September where if it weren't for Uribe and Crede, the Sox would have been finished.

BadBobbyJenks
01-28-2009, 10:26 PM
He is fat, his name is Juan. Title seems appropriate to me.:dunno:

soxinem1
01-29-2009, 01:29 PM
He'll fit in great with Ramirez. They can practice throwing their hands up and staring at the HR's they hit.

In that case, Ramirez will win the battle of how many actually leave the yard.

D. TODD
01-29-2009, 02:13 PM
That's the only play I can think of off the top of my head that's in the same league, and even then, I think Juan's was better.
Ron (I can't recall his last name) some scrub rightfielder for the Mets made a sick catch that gets no love in the '69 series.

Brooks Robinson made some plays against the Reds that rank right there with Uribe as well.

Juan made an incredible play deep in the hole against the Indians in a crucial game down the stretch in '05 that may well have saved not only the game, but helped to keep the Tribe from catching us. He was a stellar gloveman for that season.

Huisj
01-29-2009, 02:18 PM
Ron (I can't recall his last name) some scrub rightfielder for the Mets made a sick catch that gets no love in the '69 series.

Brooks Robinson made some plays against the Reds that rank right there with Uribe as well.

Juan made an incredible play deep in the hole against the Indians in a crucial game down the stretch in '05 that may well have saved not only the game, but helped to keep the Tribe from catching us. He was a stellar gloveman for that season.

Yes, ended the top of the 8th for Politte when Cleveland had runners on the corners. That was spectacular.

wilburaga
01-29-2009, 02:36 PM
Ron (I can't recall his last name) some scrub rightfielder for the Mets made a sick catch that gets no love in the '69 series.

That would be Ron Swoboda and it was a beaut. Tommie Agee made two spectacular catches in another game in that series.

But I've never seen any player close out a series with such a defensive flourish like Juan. I'm going to miss his fat butt out there in the Silver and Black.

W

Gammons Peter
01-29-2009, 03:00 PM
he is now a Giant

goon
01-29-2009, 03:03 PM
he is now a Giant

Yep, it's "official": http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hot_stove/posts/45601-juan-uribe-signs-minor-league-deal-with-giants

fugazis
01-29-2009, 03:19 PM
he has a Giant ass!

rowand33
01-29-2009, 03:35 PM
I have to say I hate the FTL, FTW phrase. I think it's being overused. Granted I'm not a football fan, but I'm tired of hearing people say stuff like "The Office FTW", etc.

Anyways the only reason I chose the thread title was to be comical, since I know there are plenty of people on this thread who referred to Uribe as "Fat Juan." Apparently it wasn't as funny as I thought :redface:.

I enjoyed it. I don't know any Sox fans in real life that do not refer to him as "Fat Juan" (always said with love).

In fact, we always refered to him hitting a homer as "Fatting one out of the park" (i.e. "Did you see Uribe fat one out last night?" or "C'mon Juan, fat one out and tie this thing up.") and I vaguely remember a steal being refered to as a "Big fat Juan with a big fat steal."

I swear... some of you are joyless.

All the best Juan. Hope you make the roster. :gulp:

WhiteSoxOnly
01-29-2009, 07:36 PM
That would be Ron Swoboda and it was a beaut. Tommie Agee made two spectacular catches in another game in that series.

But I've never seen any player close out a series with such a defensive flourish like Juan. I'm going to miss his fat butt out there in the Silver and Black.

W

Hey,those '69 Mets,didn't they actually win something ? i swear
i've heard that the cubs claim they did...i mean,they must have
with all of the stories about that "wonderful summer".

Nellie_Fox
01-30-2009, 12:22 AM
Uribe has signed a minor-league deal with the Giants. Thread closed.