and he wants the 2nd base job:
"Yeah, [the Cabrera trade] was a shock, not a shock, but I heard the news and I was like, `Wait a second, they just signed me to a contract and then they made the trade,' `' Uribe said through translator/coach Omer Munoz. "But I talked to a lot of people and everything was fine after that.''and:
Make no mistake about it, however, Uribe wants the starting job at second.
"They don't have to worry about my attitude,'' Uribe said. "Whatever they need me to do. I've never had one problem anywhere I've been. I'm here to work hard and win that second base job. If not, whatever job they give me.''
"First of all, I have no control over who the starter is,’’ Uribe said. "I’m going to do everything I can in my power to be the starting second baseman. That’s what I like to do, I like to start and be a difference-maker.’’Can Ozzie say no? [assuming Profundo isn't traded]
- Jim's swaggerific post.
- BTB's quick BABIP look.
- BP's Clay Davenport on Winter's best pitching performers. Oneli gets a small mention. Someone else too.
- MLBTR's players out of options list.
- Where do pitches go in the strike zone? (hat-tip Tango).
- StatSpeak: Advantages of Home Field Advantage (hat-tip Tango).