After weeks of speculation and press confirmation, the Dodgers finally made the re-signing of both JP Howell and Juan Uribe official. In fact, they made their announcement on Christmas Eve, but it was far too late for me to put up a post at that time.
In belated celebration, I made a couple of fantasy Dodger cards for them. See them above. I used photos taken by Dodgers photgrapher Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013. BTW, only an official team announcement about the re-signing of Brian Wilson remains. I would expect that will happen at any time.
Ned Colletti had this to say about JP Howell, via a Dodgers press release:
"J.P. proved to be a very valuable pitcher us," said Colletti. "Not only did he help us achieve success, but his demeanor and competitiveness were real positives in the clubhouse."And about Juan Uribe, via a Dodgers press release:
"Juan was a major player in our success last season," said Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. "His play at third base, leadership in the clubhouse and clutch hitting helped the club immensely."I would say that the Dodgers job is done. They are bringing back most of the crew from this past season, and I am hopeful this will be enough to send us to the playoffs. What happens then is anybody's guess. I just believe that all management can do is put us in the best position possible, and I think it's fair to say that they've done that. Now, it's time for them to play the games.
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