We return with our annual daily reviews of individual
JUAN URIBE, 34, third base
Final 2013 stats: .278 batting average, 12 home runs, 50 RBI and 22 doubles in 388 at-bats, with .331 and .448 on-base and slugging percentages, with five errors.
Contract status: A free agent. A rather interesting free agent.
The good: After two highly disappointing seasons, provided unexpected consistency at the plate and superior defense at third. Tied for fourth on the team in home runs. His .331 on-base percentage was actually a career best. Provided one of the biggest hits of the season with his game-winning two-run homer against the
The bad: Disappeared at the plate in the
What's next: That's the intriguing question. He'll be 35 to start next season and his days of a multiyear contract should be over, but there's not much out there at third base. And someone has to play third for the Dodgers.
The take: The Dodgers may want to bring him back for another year, which must sound crazy to anyone who saw only his first two miserable years with the Dodgers (.199 batting average) and his starting the season on the bench behind
They originally signed him to a three-year contract for $21 million, and he was such a disappointment the first two seasons, there was some clamor for him to be released in
They could move