Expect a bunch of State of the Sox type articles to be appearing in a sports section near you over the weekend, as Williams reportedly held court with the beat writers detailing his general off-season plans, most intriguing (to me, anyways) were his comments that seem to echo what I wrote just a few days ago about Uribe.
"He makes plays that other guys can't make. We won a championship with Juan Uribe at shortstop. He's driven in 70 some-odd runs at the bottom of our order. Do we want more consistency in terms of getting on base and batting average and all that? Absolutely. Who doesn't?
"Can I go out there and reasonably get somebody better than Juan Uribe?" Williams added. "Well, it's my job to explore every angle, and I'll do that. It's going to take one [heck] of a player to remove Juan Uribe. If we didn't have him last year, we wouldn't be wearing these [World Series] rings. I think he's undervalued."