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Dodgers sign Uribe to three-year deal

Dodgers sign Uribe to three-year deal

Nov. 29, 2010
URBANARCHIVEGIANTS PAGE GIANTSVIDEOMychael UrbanCSNBayArea.com

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 CSNBayArea.com 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 CSNBayArea.com 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.

Steph Curry goes on rant over how Celtics-in-Finals comments were interpreted

Steph Curry goes on rant over how Celtics-in-Finals comments were interpreted

Stephen Curry wasn't taking the bait this time. Instead, he decided to fight back.

After the Warriors erased a 22-point halftime deficit to stun the 76ers in Philadelphia on Saturday, a reported tried to get Curry to talk about a possible NBA Finals matchup with the 76ers just like he had after Thursday's game against the Celtics. It didn't go well for the reporter. Curry wasn't having it.

"Hot takes. You can literally take one line of what I said and and say ‘very, very likely.’ Read the whole comment. I hate when that happens. I stand up here and talk for 45 seconds about that question and you want to take five words that put the Boston Celtics in the Finals. That’s the hype beast. I’ll be more specific next time about how I see the futures that surrounds who’s going to be in the Finals, even us. Whatever," Curry said.

A different reporter asked Curry if the situation frustrated him.

"Yeah, it did because, obviously, it was a question about Boston’s chances and how well they’ve been playing. I literally said they have to beat Cleveland because Cleveland has been there three times in a row. Obviously I made a joke because I haven’t been in Boston in the summer in a while. Probably nice weather. But the video is going crazy, so watch the whole video, watch the whole comment and you’ll get it right," Curry said before leaving the gathering of reporters.

Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

A day after playing 33 minutes against the 76ers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant won't play Sunday against the Nets.

The Warriors announced that Durant is dealing with a left ankle sprain.

Durant finished with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the Warriors' 124-116 comeback win over the 76ers.

This will be the second game Durant has missed due to an injury this season. On Nov. 8, Durant sat out against the Timberwolves due to a thigh contusion.

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