Dodgers sign Uribe to three-year deal

Dodgers sign Uribe to three-year deal

Nov. 29, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants pool of candidates for the starting shortstop job in 2011 shrunk by one Monday, as free-agent infielder Juan Uribe agreed to a three-year contract with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Reports of the deals total worth range from 17 million-21 million. A source told early Monday that the offer from L.A. features two guaranteed years at 7 million per season with a club option for 2013 that can be bought out for 3 million, while ESPN is reporting the guaranteed value of the deal at 21 million.A second big-league source told that the Giants were offered an opportunity to match the Dodgers offer but promptly declined.
Ratto: Just BusinessThe Giants, who recently offered Uribe arbitration and will receive a compensatory draft pick in 2011 because Uribe was a Type B free agent, had been hoping to bring back Uribe on something closer to a two-year, 10 million deal. They werent willing to go higher or longer in part because they were concerned about the way his numbers dipped throughout 2010 season.Uribe batted .249 with a .310 on-base percentage, 24 home runs and 85 RBIs during the regular season, but his on-base-plus-slugging percentage (OPS) fell every month from April (.839) through August (.586) before a significant bounce in September (.736) that fed Uribes reputation as a clutch performer and helped the Giants overtake the Padres in the National League West.
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Giants fans thrilled to Uribes walkoff sacrifice fly against the Phillies in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park and the home run he tagged to lead them to the NLCS-clinching victory in Philly in Game 6, but Uribe batted .137 (7-for-51) in the playoffs overall, and the Giants -- though respectful of what Uribe means to fans and his teammates -- were less than comfortable with the idea of him as their everyday replacement at shortstop for departed free agent and World Series MVP Edgar Renteria.The Dodgers reportedly are looking at Uribe as potential starter at second base but could end up using him in the super utility role in which Uribe thrived during his two seasons in San Francisco.

Curry, Draymond combine for 50 in Warriors' win vs Kings

Curry, Draymond combine for 50 in Warriors' win vs Kings


The Warriors came out of halftime and turned it up to take down the Kings at Oracle Arena Friday night behind Steph Curry and Draymond Green.

Curry (27) and Green (23) combined for 50 points in the Warriors' 114-100 win over Sacramento. 

Ian Clark was the only other Warrior in double figures with 10 points off the bench.

With the win, the Warriors improved to 58-14. 

Instant Replay: Short-handed Kings can't keep with Warriors, losing streak reaches four


Instant Replay: Short-handed Kings can't keep with Warriors, losing streak reaches four


The short-handed Sacramento Kings got off to a quick start Friday night at Oracle Arena, but in the end, the high-powered Golden State Warriors were just too much to handle. Golden State jumped all over the Kings in the third quarter and coasted down the stretch for the 114-110 victory.

Draymond Green torched the Kings. The versatile forward stuffed the stat sheet, finishing the night with 23 points, eight assists, four steals and two boards.

Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry went nuts in the fourth quarter. The sharpshooting guard managed to post 27 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and six steals on the night.

JaVale McGee scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Ian Clark added 10 on 5-of-9 shooting and Andre Iguodala chipped in nine off the bench.

Starting for the resting Darren Collison, Ty Lawson went off for Sacramento. The 8-year NBA vet scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half. He shot an impressive 8-for-9 from the field and handed out two assists in the loss.

Buddy Hield held his own against Klay Thompson. The rookie shooting guard set new career-highs across the board, finishing 22 points, seven assists and eight rebounds.

The bench unit played well against the best the Western Conference has to offer. Ben McLemore led the reserves with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Skal Labissiere added 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best eight assists, while Georgios Papagiannis dropped in seven points and four rebounds in 26 minutes of action.

Willie Cauley-Stein added 12 points and four rebounds as the Kings dropped their fourth straight contest.


After missing the previous game, Lawson put on a show. The pint-sized point guard singlehandedly kept the Kings in the game in the first half and finished the night with a season-high 20 points.


The Kings got sloppy in the third quarter and the Warriors dropped the hammer. After trailing by just seven at the half, Sacramento fell behind 92-72 going to the fourth.


Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans and Anthony Tolliver all sat as scheduled rest. Rookie Malachi Richardson is out with a right hamstring thickness tear, but is expected back soon. Rudy Gay is out for the year with a torn left Achilles.


The Kings travel to Los Angeles following the game where they will take on the Clippers Sunday afternoon.