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lakeviewsoxfan
02-17-2007, 01:58 AM
Uribe will report to camp on Tuesday.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2768664

hsnterprize
02-17-2007, 02:26 AM
Great!!!!! I've always been a fan of Uribe's glove. Now if only he can try not to swing for the fences every time he steps to the plate.

With all the fawning over the Cubs lately, a positive White Sox story is a nice turn.

DumpJerry
02-17-2007, 10:14 AM
Certainly good news. He and his peeps keep emphasizing how he is in good shape. I guess they don't want to put up with Ozzie's haranging him like he did last year.

Mercy!
02-17-2007, 12:37 PM
...Now if only he can try not to swing for the fences every time he steps to the plate...
Awww, come on, I love the way Juan corkscrews himself into the ground with those swings, starts to tip over, and catches himself just in time.

I guess his translator (one of the Guillen boys?) is going to be plenty busy this spring, huh?

Mr.1Dog
02-17-2007, 12:51 PM
Great!!!!! I've always been a fan of Uribe's glove. Now if only he can try not to swing for the fences every time he steps to the plate.

With all the fawning over the Cubs lately, a positive White Sox story is a nice turn.

With that quick swing he should be roping doubles into the gap. It's good to see he's "anxious" to get back out there. Hopefully with all that is going on he can concentrate on the task at hand.

gobears1987
02-17-2007, 02:09 PM
I just hope Uribe tries to be a team player and not see how many HRs he can hit,

CLR01
02-17-2007, 02:30 PM
:(:


I wonder which Dominican judge needs to be payed off to keep him in the Dominican Republic all season.

goon
02-17-2007, 03:56 PM
I just hope Uribe tries to be a team player and not see how many HRs he can hit,

he seemed like a team player when he was diving into the seats for the second out, ninth inning, game four of the world series.

Domeshot17
02-17-2007, 07:14 PM
he seemed like a team player when he was diving into the seats for the second out, ninth inning, game four of the world series.

Geoff Blum seemed like a team player when he laced that big extra inning homer, and Politte seemed like a team player when he was blowing hitters away that year, doesn't mean it gives him a free pass to be terrible after it. Uribe needs to learn he is the 8 hitter, not the 3, and he needs to work on getting on base (worst OBP of major league starters IIRC). He also needs to learn now that he has a reputation for being a wizard with the glove, he has to live up to it, because last year with taking plays off, and whipping the ball all over the place, he didn't show it.

Whitesox029
02-17-2007, 07:25 PM
Good, he'll be here...now if only he can keep his shirt tucked in and his bat hot...

Hokiesox
02-19-2007, 08:20 AM
Awww, come on, I love the way Juan corkscrews himself into the ground with those swings, starts to tip over, and catches himself just in time.

:rolling:

SCarolina_Ron
02-21-2007, 10:19 PM
Any news on whether Uribe showed up today as expected?

delben91
02-21-2007, 10:21 PM
Any news on whether Uribe showed up today as expected?

Looks like he'll be arriving on Thursday:

According to Guillen, Juan Uribe is scheduled to arrive in Tucson on Thursday night and should report to camp Friday. Catcher Gustavo Molina remains late for Spring Training with visa problems in Venezuela.

Link (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070221&content_id=1810908&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws)

Vernam
02-21-2007, 11:54 PM
Haven't seen this posted yet, but AP just ran a story (http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2007/02/21/ap-state-il/d8negcpo0.txt) with details of the judge's new ruling:

Uribe no longer will have to appear in court twice a month for the remainder of the case. Instead, he must put down a $15,400 deposit guaranteeing he will make his next scheduled court appearance, slated for March 17.

Good news, apparently.

Vernam

caulfield12
02-22-2007, 03:42 AM
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10012926

soxinem1
02-22-2007, 08:27 AM
I hate to say it, but I can see the Soap Opera unfolding.............

salty99
02-23-2007, 05:28 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070223&content_id=1813166&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

Domeshot17
02-23-2007, 05:32 PM
Don't know whats better, Him being cleared or him being in shape. Here is to hoping for a MUCH better 2007 from Uribe, and an OBP higher then .300:gulp:

MincHiaPettito
02-23-2007, 05:32 PM
Im guessing everyone will now be a lot nicer to Juan


:walnuts
Juan Uribe is the best SS Ive ever played with

WizardsofOzzie
02-23-2007, 05:37 PM
:supernana::supernana::supernana:

Mr.1Dog
02-23-2007, 05:43 PM
http://www.damox.com/entertainment/dazed_and_confused/david_wooderson.jpg Alright alright alright.

thomas35forever
02-23-2007, 05:51 PM
Great. Now let's play some baseball!

DoItForDanPasqua
02-23-2007, 07:28 PM
He's innocent. He was with me the whole time, we were at the soup kitchen... the soup kitchen for orphans, no wait, the soup kitchen for blind orphans. Yeah that's it.

tick53
02-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Don't know whats better, Him being cleared or him being in shape. Here is to hoping for a MUCH better 2007 from Uribe, and an OBP higher then .300:gulp:

I'll drink to THAT!:gulp:

Hitmen77
02-24-2007, 12:19 AM
According to the Trib, Uribe has reported to camp "in shape" and is trimmer than last year:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070223sox,1,5820339.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

ewokpelts
02-24-2007, 12:57 AM
According to the Trib, Uribe has reported to camp "in shape" and is trimmer than last year:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070223sox,1,5820339.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

yeah, but did he learn anyting about "patience" in prison?

caulfield12
02-24-2007, 08:10 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070223sox,1,5820339.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

cbone
02-24-2007, 10:08 AM
I would love to see Uribe get hot at the plate this year. He's got the talent.

CLR01
02-24-2007, 11:33 AM
Send him back.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 12:09 PM
Send him back.

You must love Cintron don't you?

CLR01
02-24-2007, 12:21 PM
You must love Cintron don't you?

Not really, that doesn't mean I'm not sick of seeing Mr. Swing Away get progressively worse every year. He's never met a pitch he didn't like or a walk he wanted to take.

Whitesox029
02-24-2007, 12:28 PM
Positive articles in the Tribune two days in a row? This has got to be some kind of Spring Training record.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 12:33 PM
Not really, that doesn't mean I'm not sick of seeing Mr. Swing Away get progressively worse every year. He's never met a pitch he didn't like or a walk he wanted to take.

I know what you mean about Mr. 20/70 annually, but if not Uribe, then Cintron would have to be the SS. The question I ask you, is in your eyes can Cintron be the #2 hitter for the Sox?

CLR01
02-24-2007, 12:39 PM
I know what you mean about Mr. 20/70 annually, but if not Uribe, then Cintron would have to be the SS. The question I ask you, is in your eyes can Cintron be the #2 hitter for the Sox?

Why does he need to be the number two hitter? Why can't he be the 8-9 hitter like Uribe and I don't know have an average around .260-.270, get on base every once in a while and actually try to hit the ball somewhere other than the moon?

caulfield12
02-24-2007, 12:40 PM
I know what you mean about Mr. 20/70 annually, but if not Uribe, then Cintron would have to be the SS. The question I ask you, is in your eyes can Cintron be the #2 hitter for the Sox?

Uribe had an OBP about 50 points lower than his average of the three previous seasons.

When he's on his game, he's a great defender with very good range and a "plus" arm who is one of our leading sacrifice bunters. He's also had more than his share of sacrifice flies...which is good with someone on 3rd base obviously. Roughly .310 OBP, 20 homers and 75 RBI's.

Cintron had one very good season, a .359 OBP in 2003 with 13 homers and 59 RBI's. He hasn't done anything like that since...and his OBP average over those same 3-4 years is a tad under Uribe. Neither like to walk much.

So in a season when Uribe was at his worse and Cintron looked pretty good, you still give the edge going forward to Uribe due to the defensive ability and his arm alone.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 12:44 PM
Why does he need to be the number two hitter? Why can't he be the 8-9 hitter like Uribe and I don't know have an average around .260-.270, get on base every once in a while and actually try to hit the ball somewhere other than the moon?

If he's the 8-9 hitter that's OK as well; however the SOX are considering moving Iguchi to 7th. That's why I posed question and almost every time he's(Cintron) in the lineup he's usually batting #2, and I actually think that if Uribe doesn't play well, Cintron is more than capable of that. But do you think Cintron can be the #2 hitter?

caulfield12
02-24-2007, 12:46 PM
Why does he need to be the number two hitter? Why can't he be the 8-9 hitter like Uribe and I don't know have an average around .260-.270, get on base every once in a while and actually try to hit the ball somewhere other than the moon?


There's 20 point stread (roughly) in their career averages. It's not like Cintron is Wade Boggs or Gwynn hitting .330 and spraying singles everywhere.

He is very pull happy for a little guy and doesn't take very many pitches. Which is not unlike Anderson...and the reason you might see BA in AAA this year.

Assuming (which I won't) that Cintron gives you an advantage offensively, Uribe more than compensates defensively. Better range and better arm. He just makes plays out there and has very soft, albeit unorthodox hands. He's one of the few players who can stab down at the ball instead of coming up from the ground, but it works for him.

The only clear edge is he doesn't strike out as much as Uribe...but Mark Johnson didn't strike out a lot, he just didn't do much when he hit the ball. AJ can be the same way.

CLR01
02-24-2007, 12:50 PM
If he's the 8-9 hitter that's OK as well; however the SOX are considering moving Iguchi to 7th. That's why I posed question and almost every time he's(Cintron) in the lineup he's usually batting #2, and I actually think that if Uribe doesn't play well, Cintron is more than capable of that. But do you think Cintron can be the #2 hitter?

He does just fine in the 2 hole every now and then but no, he is not a long term answer, or even medium term answer in the 2 hole.

I disagree with Ozzie, I'd keep Iguchi right where he is.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 12:52 PM
He does just fine in the 2 hole every now and then but no, he is not a long term answer, or even medium term answer in the 2 hole.

I disagree with Ozzie, I'd keep Iguchi right where he is.

Why can't BA just have a monster year hitting there?

CLR01
02-24-2007, 12:53 PM
There's 20 point stread (roughly) in their career averages. It's not like Cintron is Wade Boggs or Gwynn hitting .330 and spraying singles everywhere.

He is very pull happy for a little guy and doesn't take very many pitches. Which is not unlike Anderson...and the reason you might see BA in AAA this year.

Assuming (which I won't) that Cintron gives you an advantage offensively, Uribe more than compensates defensively. Better range and better arm. He just makes plays out there and has very soft, albeit unorthodox hands. He's one of the few players who can stab down at the ball instead of coming up from the ground, but it works for him.

The only clear edge is he doesn't strike out as much as Uribe...but Mark Johnson didn't strike out a lot, he just didn't do much when he hit the ball. AJ can be the same way.

Let me be clear that I am not on the Cintron for shortstop bandwagon. IWS asked specifically about Cintron so I answered him. They will need to go outside the organization for a replacement.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 01:03 PM
Let me be clear that I am not on the Cintron for shortstop bandwagon. IWS asked specifically about Cintron so I answered him. They will need to go outside the organization for a replacement.

Since you hate Uribe so much, I had to ask you about Cintron. Maybe the Sox can rip off the Dodgers in trading Broadway, Phillips and Tracey for Furcal to be our #2 hitter and SS or Anderson can have a breakout year in the #2 spot and go 30HR/30SB/.300/.400OBP!

CLR01
02-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Since you hate Uribe so much, I had to ask you about Cintron. Maybe the Sox can rip off the Dodgers in trading Broadway, Phillips and Tracey for Furcal to be our #2 hitter and SS or Anderson can have a breakout year in the #2 spot and go 30HR/30SB/.300/.400OBP!

Maybe the never ending A-Rod rumor will finally happen.

IndianWhiteSox
02-24-2007, 01:17 PM
Maybe the never ending A-Rod rumor will finally happen.

I don't even know if deep pink is needed for that if A-Rod opts out.