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ChiSoxlukes
07-22-2005, 09:33 PM
Is anybody else tired of Uribe's all or nothing swing? The guy is hitting .232 and he hasn't changed his approach at the plate the whole year. Even with an 0-2 count, he swings like the count is 2-0. I would like to see him wait back and hit line drives to right field more rather than always going for the big power hit. I could see if he had 20 home runs right now, but he only has 7. Even tonight against a knuckleball pitcher, he still looks like he wants to hit the ball out of the park. I know he sent the ball deep to the track in the 5th inning, but a caught fly ball doesn't do this team any good, no matter how deep he hits it. Please Juan, stay back, follow the ball all the way in, and hit a line drive to right field. What do you guys think?

Unregistered
07-22-2005, 09:59 PM
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munchman33
07-22-2005, 10:00 PM
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Classic. :cool:

ChiSoxlukes
07-22-2005, 10:24 PM
ok, Uribe made me eat my words tonight, but throughout the whole season this guy has not been consistant enough. .234, 8 homers His defense is great. I just would like it if he could get his average up to somewhere between last year's and this year's average, and i think he could do that by taking the ball to right more.

slobes
07-23-2005, 12:52 AM
I was listening to the Score today and they described Uribe's swing as Fred Flinstone-like. That summed it up for me. I don't think he should hafta swing so hard that he falls onto one knee.

southsidegirl
07-23-2005, 12:59 AM
Geez guys. According to Hawk, it's the Uribe's birthday today. At least wait until it's midnight to start picking him apart...

Tragg
07-23-2005, 01:14 AM
He needs some serious hitting coaching.
Crede's doing better, but looking at his swing, I think he would have benefitted from the old Wriniak approach that served Frank and Robin so well.
But Uribe's defense is important, and for this team, this year, defense is incredibly important.

Vernam
07-23-2005, 02:42 AM
Uribe is unconventional at the plate and in the field, but it wouldn't make much sense to try drastically changing his swing. Ozzie has talked about the need for him to look at more pitches, and he took a few close ones tonight (for a change) and needs to keep being more selective. That will help his average, and the team.

I can't imagine him cutting back his swing like, say, Iguchi. But for me, it's fun watching Uribe take that ferocious cut. And with every grounder he fields, I thank god that Valentin is gone. Everybody blamed the 2004 downfall on Maggs' and Frank's injuries, but I think it started falling apart when Jose came off the DL and Uribe went to the bench.

VC

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-23-2005, 03:01 AM
Geez guys. According to Hawk, it's the Uribe's birthday today. At least wait until it's midnight to start picking him apart...

Hawk apologized and said it was actually march 21st. Then DJ added a really stupid comment "Everyday's a birthday" :cool:

Mr. White Sox
07-23-2005, 03:09 AM
I looked at Uribe's feet on his swing, and it is one of the weirdest things ever. On the home run swing, his back foot crumpled to the side and his right foot tapped three times, all right when he made contact. Weird stuff, and probably impossible to duplicate exactly on every swing, which also could lead to inconsistencies at the plate. He needs to change up his swing a bit, but not so drastically that it throws him off.

Chicago83
07-23-2005, 03:13 AM
ok, Uribe made me eat my words tonight, but throughout the whole season this guy has not been consistant enough. .234, 8 homers His defense is great. I just would like it if he could get his average up to somewhere between last year's and this year's average, and i think he could do that by taking the ball to right more.

Nobody is happy with Juan's hitting, but his SS defense has made up for it. You can't find another SS who can actually hit and has as good of a glove.
Personally I don't mind having a defenseive specialist batting ninth who can still crank out 20 HR.

MERPER
07-23-2005, 03:52 AM
OK-- Am I the only one who likes Uribe? Terrific fielder... rock solid....

He's our g-d damn 9-hitter and has 46 RBI... Not all that bad when our team leaders have high 50's....

Also, he is one of the best in the leagues on sac fly's... TEAM BASEBALL!!!

I enjoy Juan as a 9-man.. better than Nick Punto, Nook Logan, etc.

D. TODD
07-23-2005, 07:20 AM
He needs some serious hitting coaching.
Crede's doing better, but looking at his swing, I think he would have benefitted from the old Wriniak approach that served Frank and Robin so well.
But Uribe's defense is important, and for this team, this year, defense is incredibly important. I couldn't agree more. Crede & Uribe get slammed for their sub-par hitting, but the teams defensive improvement from the squads of the past few years is often overlooked. Thursday nights three error debacle was a rarity this year, not so in the past. Uribe & Crede are the cornerstones to this defensive improvement, and for that I give them a pass for the slumping averages. With that said, it would sure be nice to see a little more consistency with the lumber.:D:

Hagan
07-24-2005, 03:48 AM
I think we need to replace him with a mor consistant hitter. I do not want to give up defense though. If we were to get a replacement it would have to be someone who is as good or close to Juan's D and who can hit for a better average and has better patience at the plate. Omar Vizquel is one of the only people that i can think of. Alex Gonzalez from the marlins also comes to mind also. We need to do something here to improve our team because juan has an OBP of 266.

CYGarland20
07-24-2005, 03:53 AM
OK-- Am I the only one who likes Uribe? Terrific fielder... rock solid....

He's our g-d damn 9-hitter and has 46 RBI... Not all that bad when our team leaders have high 50's....

Also, he is one of the best in the leagues on sac fly's... TEAM BASEBALL!!!

I enjoy Juan as a 9-man.. better than Nick Punto, Nook Logan, etc. He's a great 9 hitter for a team like Boston or the Yankees, but on our team we need more production from him, as our offense is not that potent.

Optipessimism
07-24-2005, 04:12 AM
OK-- Am I the only one who likes Uribe? Terrific fielder... rock solid....

He's our g-d damn 9-hitter and has 46 RBI... Not all that bad when our team leaders have high 50's....

Also, he is one of the best in the leagues on sac fly's... TEAM BASEBALL!!!

I enjoy Juan as a 9-man.. better than Nick Punto, Nook Logan, etc.

I agree. The lack of production from Uribe and Crede seem to only be pointed out when the middle of the line up struggles. Uribe and Crede are there for their glove and any offense they provide is a bonus. I feel kind of weird saying this, but its times like these that I miss Carlos and Maggs in the line up. I just think we need Frank to get healthy and we need to find somebody else to hit cleanup.

That said, I have to say I cringe every time Juan steps up to the plate. The only time I don't is when the game is on the line, because at least you know he has power.

peeonwrigley
07-24-2005, 04:15 AM
I love the team we have this year.

That said, if we take the 1-9 lineup we've put out during the BoSox series into the playoffs, I'm not even interested in tickets. We need an offensive upgrade. Not necessarily at any one player's expense in particular, but wherever Kenny can get someone who fits in well. A solid 3 or 4 hitter would make this lineup SO good.