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Juan Uribe: Feast Or Famine

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In wake of the Dodgers signing of Juan Uribe, which should become official on Tuesday, here are some numbers to consider. Uribe has hit 20 home runs in four of the last seven seasons, averaging 18 home runs per year from 2004-2010. How does that stack up against other second basemen in Dodger history?

Most Home Runs By as 2B By a Dodger
Player Year HR
Davey Lopes 1979 28
Jeff Kent 2005 28
Charlie Neal 1958 20
Jeff Kent 2007 20
Jackie Robinson 1951 19
Jackie Robinson 1952 19
Charlie Neal 1959 19
Source: Baseball-Reference.com

Then again, Uribe's career on-base percentage is .2998. There have been 14 seasons in Dodger franchise history in which a second baseman has put up a sub-.300 OBP in 400 or more PA, the most recent coming from Alex Cora in the offensively challenged season of 2003:

Lowest OBP By a Dodger 2B
Player Year OBP
Jimmy Jordan 1936 .262
Whitey Alperman 1909 .262
Whitey Alperman 1907 .266
Tim Floyd 1902 .268
Paul Popovich 1968 .280
Whitey Alperman 1906 .284
Alex Cora 2003 .287
Delino DeShields 1996 .288
Jay Partridge 1927 .289
Bill Hallman 1898 .291
George Cutshaw 1917 .292
George Cutshaw 1916 .292
George Cutshaw 1915 .293
George Cutshaw 1914 .297
Min. 400 PA; Source: Baseball-Reference.com

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In other news, the Rockies will announce tomorrow that they have reached a contract extension with Troy Tulowitzki that will add $132 million of guaranteed money over the final seven years of the deal, which now runs through 2020, per Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck also reports Colorado has agreed to a two-year deal (with a player option for a third year, and potential club option for a fourth year) with Jorge De La Rosa.

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In other, other news, David Young has the details from TBLA karaoke night last Friday here.