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A tale of two signings: Jamey Carroll and Juan Uribe

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10 p.m.

  • Dee Gordon, SS

  • Jamey Carroll, 2B

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • James Loney, 1B

  • Rod Barajas, C

  • Aaron Miles, 3B

  • Tony Gwynn Jr., LF

  • Ted Lilly, P

How does this happen? Is the lesson to bet on on-base percentage once players hit their 30s? Or is this just an anomaly?

Jamey Carroll

Signing date: December 18, 2009

Contract terms: Two years, $3.85 million ($1 million signing bonus, $1.05 million in 2010, $1.8 million in 2011), plus incentives for plate appearances

Age when signed: 35 years, eight months

Performance over previous two years: 206 games, 656 plate appearances, .355 on-base percentage, .343 slugging percentage, adjusted OPS of 89 (100 being average)

Performance as a Dodger: 195 games, 656 plate appearances, .374 on-base percentage, .348 slugging percentage, adjusted OPS of 103

Juan Uribe

Signing date: November 30, 2010

Contract terms: Three years, $21 million ($5 million in 2011, $8 million in 2012, $7 million in 2013, plus $1 million in 2014)

Age when signed: 31 years, four months

Performance over previous two years: 270 games, 1,007 plate appearances, .318 on-base percentage, .464 slugging percentage, adjusted OPS of 106

Performance as a Dodger: 46 games, 177 plate appearances, .282 on-base percentage, .319 slugging percentage, adjusted OPS of 70

Contract information source: Cot's Baseball Contracts