Colorado Rockies: Looking at some of the trades from the Dan O’Dowd era
12/3/03–Traded Juan Uribe to the Chicago White Sox. Received Aaron Miles.
Juan Uribe was injured for parts of 2003 after playing 155 games for the team in 2002. However, his bat did not develop (71 OPS+) so he was traded for Aaron Miles. Uribe was one of rare breed that did better outside of Coors. In 2004, he had an OPS+ of 111 for the White Sox with 23 HR and 74 RBI. It dipped again until he joined the Giants in 2009. However, in 2005, he won the World Series with the White Sox. In the postseason in ’05, he went 12-for-42 (.286 BA) with one homer and six RBI.
His numbers improved again when he went to an even worse stadium to hit in AT&T Park in San Francisco as, in two years there, he had an OPS+ of 107. In 2010, he won the World Series for second time. In ’10, he had 24 HR and 85 RBI with 2 more homers and 9 more RBI in the postseason.
He played with four more teams through the 2016 season after leaving the Giants after the 2010 season.
Miles hit .288 in two seasons with the Rockies but his bat was worse than Uribe’s (69 OPS+ while with the Rockies). He was traded to St. Louis before the 2006 season and they also won the World Series. Miles hit .364 for the Cardinals that postseason.