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If they're so worried about having a veteran in the middle infield, they should just keep Roberts. There's no sense in trading him for a mediocre package and then going out and getting a lousy veteran who could be a bad influence on the youngsters.

Roberts plays 2B. Uribe plays SS. Am i missing something?

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I'd rather have Hernandez than Uribe. I definitely don't want Uribe around.

I'll throw this name out there. Felipe Lopez. I don't know if he's on the trading block or not, but going into spring training, he isn't expected to start for the Nationals. Surprisingly, he's only 27. I thought he was older than that.

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I'd rather have Hernandez than Uribe. I definitely don't want Uribe around.

I'll throw this name out there. Felipe Lopez. I don't know if he's on the trading block or not, but going into spring training, he isn't expected to start for the Nationals. Surprisingly, he's only 27. I thought he was older than that.

I don't know. He struggled badly last year, and when they're starting Christian Guzman in front of him, you know something went wrong along the way.

That said, he's a better choice offensively than those three. He is not very good defensively, which IMO is very neccesary for young pitchers.

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I don't know. He struggled badly last year, and when they're starting Christian Guzman in front of him, you know something went wrong along the way.

That said, he's a better choice offensively than those three. He is not very good defensively, which IMO is very neccesary for young pitchers.

Yeah, I wouldn't give up a lot for him, but if they aren't happy with their current choices and are going to make a move, I'd take him over Uribe or Cintron.

I thought Lopez was decent to good definsively. I do agree that up-the-middle defense is important to this team, I just didn't know Lopez had the reputation of not being very good definsively.

Also, I think the contract that Guzman has dictates him being given every opportunity to start. That's why I was surprised they re-signed Belliard. I thought Lopez would move to 2B.

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I don't know. He struggled badly last year, and when they're starting Christian Guzman in front of him, you know something went wrong along the way.

That said, he's a better choice offensively than those three. He is not very good defensively, which IMO is very neccesary for young pitchers.

Got any numbers on his defense? Usually when a SS is so so you see him playing a lot of UT 2B and 3B as well. But he plays mostly SS. If he's really lousy, I wouldn't think they would do that.

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Any trade for Uribe would result in Payton going to the Chisox.

Is it a matter of the White Sox wanting to get rid of Uribe? Or that they want Payton? I'd prefer just to send them Payton for a low level prospect or something. Really don't want Uribe, but would love to move Payton.

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My vote is for LH. With our young pitching staff, his glove will prove to be very valuable, regardless how he hits, IMO. The Orioles won for many years with a great glove man at short that could barely hit his weight. Mark Belanger's lifetime OPS was .580, yet his career spans the Orioles' glory years. I don't think Palmer, Cuellar, McNally, Dobson, Flanagan, McGregor, etc. were unhappy with the Blade at all.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/belanma01.shtml

I think LH would likely win more games with his glove than Uribe would with his bat. After all, its not like Uribe is ARod or anything. Lets give LH a shot. Just don't pick him for your fantasy team. :)

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he kind of reminds me of geronimo berroa, i don't know why...but he does.

I don't really care who we get at ss personally, as long as they can actually hit the ball past the infield...*cough LH cough*

Based on your post you seem to have a very wrong view of the importance of the shortstop position defensively. Unless I interpret your post wrongly I cannot fathom how you do not realize that the shortstop is the key infield position period, as he covers more ground and is involved in starting more double plays than any other spot on the field.

I truly think you have it backwards actually, in who cares if the shortstop cannot hit the ball past the infield as long as he fields the position in an elite manner?

Need I remind you that neither Mark Belanger nor Mike Bor**** were much with the stick but fantastic with the glove. Also, you seem to overlook that offense can come from other positions to compensate. A light hitting slick filed shortstop is much more of an asset than a guy who hits but has no range and an iron glove at the position.

Sorry, but your post just makes little sense to me. Nor does it make any sense why all of Mike Bor****'s last name is not visible (I sure didn't do that.):confused:

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I like the idea of the best defensive SS wins. For this team, for this year.

Now, Uribe is supposed to be pretty slick defensively. Cintron not so much. So who's a better glove man, LH or JU?

And if we do go with Juan, we might get 15 - 20 dingers (which would replace Tejada's numbers last year, at least from a power standpoint.)

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Two choices:

1. Long-term solution

2. Luis Hernandez.

That's how it is in my mind, anything else is unnecessary and a waste of resources. I don't like LH. I don't want him starting for us. But between him and someone with 150 more OPS points and worse defense, there just isn't a point. At least we get to watch some nice plays all season.

That's my opinion, too. Uribe is a hacker who's apparently lost a few steps in the field, has legal issues, and seems to have an inflated opinion of his abilities and place on a major league team. Cintron may have difficulty getting the ball from shortstop to first base, and his hitting fell off a cliff last year (even though the cliff wasn't that high to begin with). Hernandez is a shaky option to say the least, but he's cheap, he can apparently field, and no one will bat an eye when he gets dumped when someone who's actually better comes along.

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I like the idea of the best defensive SS wins. For this team, for this year.

Now, Uribe is supposed to be pretty slick defensively. Cintron not so much. So who's a better glove man, LH or JU?

And if we do go with Juan, we might get 15 - 20 dingers (which would replace Tejada's numbers last year, at least from a power standpoint.)

I think Uribe is living on past glory. It appears that he's no longer a very good defensive shortstop. So the choice appears to be a player who's very good defensively but can't hit a lick (Hernandez), a guy who hits for power but does nothing else well (Uribe), or a guy who may be hurt and if so doesn't do much of anything well (Cintron). Amazingly, LH may win that competition.

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