The threat of Michael Young made Juan Uribe sign with Dodgers, realizing they were crazy


Juan Uribe signed with the Dodgers for two years and $15 million today, thus appearing to win his showdown with Dodger management.

The Dodgers have reportedly reached an agreement to bring back third baseman Juan Uribe on a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The contract is worth $15 million total, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and Buster Olney of ESPN.

The club has been negotiating with Uribe off and on since the beginning of the offseason, but it appeared the two sides were stuck in a holding pattern of sorts of late. The Dodgers were reportedly offering one year plus an option, while Uribe was reported to have interest of varying degrees from the Marlins, White Sox and Rays, though none appeared to be too serious.

Not much to complain about here, as Uribe was about a five-win option at third in 2013, and he projects at two to three wins for 2014.

And while it seems like Uribe finally got his second year, and thus won the contract negotiations, I like to think Uribe’s reps heard about the Dodgers potentially going with Michael Young as their starting third baseman and told him, “LOOK MAN! LOOK THESE GUYS ARE NUTS, OK? THEY WILL DO ANYTHING! JUST SIGN!

That will be what happened in my head.

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