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  1. The way I see it, that is the Giants standard IF contract, I’m not sure if they resign him, they’d want to pay him a whole lot more than Freddy Sanchez

    Comment by TexasRanger — November 11, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  2. I don’t get why he’s expected to get 2/12 when he had a lower wOBA and just a slightly higher WAR (due to fielding numbers) than the year before. Last winter, no one wanted him and he had to settle for 1 year at $3.25M.

    Comment by Justa Name — November 11, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

  3. Last winter people thought his ’09 could’ve just been a fluke. Two years in a row of 2-3 WAR production increases the likelihood he reproduces the same level of play going forward.

    Comment by Telo — November 11, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

  4. And he hit home runs. Home runs are sexy.

    Comment by matt — November 11, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  5. Jazz Hands. ‘Nuff said.

    Comment by El Lefty Malo — November 11, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  6. One good year out of his past 4 and you say “risky”. Two good years in a row and you say “hmm”.

    Comment by Temo — November 11, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

  7. Uribe will get more this time because he will be signing as an everyday SS and not just a utility player. In ’09 he played only 318.2 innings at short and posted a -2.8 UZR (-11.9 UZR/150). Last year he played 864 innings at short and posted a 2.1 UZR (3.3 UZR/150). Whether or not you think he’s a good bet to sustain his performance in the field last year, it puts him in a very different position than he was last offseason.

    I expect one benchmark that he and his agent will have in mind is the 2 years / 18.5 mil the Giants gave to Renteria a couple years go. There was even a story during the ’09 season of how one of Renteria’s checks accidentally got delivered to Uribe instead and Uribe having a lot of fun with that in the clubhouse. But all fun aside, you can bet that if the Giants are bringing him back to be the starting SS that he’ll be convinced he should be getting somethign similar at least.

    Comment by ElJimador — November 11, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  8. In future iterations of crowdsourcing results, I think it might be beneficial to create a basic histogram for length and salary. Being able to eyeball the modes of the distributions for each might be helpful.

    Comment by James Piette — November 11, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

  9. Agreed.

    Comment by walt526 — November 11, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

  10. those are priceless.

    Comment by Scout Finch — November 11, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

  11. If Uribe comes in at 2/12, then where would Huff come in? 2/16? 3/22?

    Giants payroll is going to balloon without anything flashy going on.

    Comment by Scout Finch — November 11, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  12. Really, that’s like an extra million a year–per hand.

    Comment by nosferatu — November 11, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

  13. Shadow of the Vampire: now that is a scary movie.

    Comment by Scout Finch — November 11, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  14. Wrong side of 30? Now I remember when I turned 30 I thought I was immediately on the wrong side. In fact I told people I was 29.95.But Uribe won’t be 31 until late July!
    I thought the wrong side of 30 meant 35+ not just turning 30!

    Comment by psychUMP — November 12, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

  15. nope. that would be the wrong side of 35.

    Comment by Steve — November 12, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

  16. I paid a million dollars for my house in 2006. I won’t take a penny less now. Also, do you really think teams look at UZR when evaluating true talent levels? That much of a swing from year to year says more about the UZR measure than it does about Uribe.

    Comment by Peter — November 12, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  17. How about $21M-$22M over three years?

    Comment by Gold Star for Robot Boy — November 29, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

  18. Looks like Cameron was pretty much there on that one.

    Comment by Deelron — November 29, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

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