Friday, March 21, 2008

Has Juan Uribe Been Placed On Waivers?

There's a reason why I haven't commented on this situation yet. I just don't know which story to believe. The rumors have him placed on waivers. One story has Juan pulled off of waivers. Another story has Juan never placed there. I'm confused.

Making matters worse, the Sox can't comment on the situation. This always leads to wild speculation. So, is he or isn't he? I guess we'll find out in the next few days. South Side Sox has a good report on the whole affair.

I've also heard that there was no interest in him for a trade, so he was placed on waivers. This led to at least one team expressing a lot of interest. That response led to the White Sox pulling Uribe from waivers to hash out a trade with the team(s) of interest.

If this sounds confusing, it is. Without any confirmation, it's all speculation right now. Does this mean that Juan Uribe is on his way out? Does this mean Alexei Ramirez is the second baseman? Or does it mean that Brian Roberts is headed to the White Sox in a trade? Your guess is as good as mine.

Brian Roberts would solve the leadoff spot and put a solid second baseman in the lineup. I have a feeling that the Sox think that Alexei Ramirez can fill that role nicely. I would hate to see that Alexei is a Spring Training player that cools off when he gets to the regular season. Past examples of this type of player include Juan Uribe and Brian Anderson.

Whatever the outcome, it should be an interesting few days watching this pan out. It could turn into nothing or it could be the move that puts the White Sox over the top. We'll find out the results at the end of the season.

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