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Could Uggla take over as the Giants' left fielder?

Dec 7, 2009, 7:28 PM EDT

Dan Uggla’s agent said last month that the 29-year-old had no intention of moving off second base for the Marlins or any other team, but it doesn’t appear that the player himself is quite so inflexible.
Or as Uggla told MLB.com yesterday:

“It’s a tough subject. I feel like I’m a second baseman. I feel like I’ve done a good job there the last few years. I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Which is just about what one would expect a proud ballplayer to say. Uggla’s not a little guy, and he’s certainly not a prototypical second baseman. It’s impressive that he’s functioned as well as he at the position these last few years. However, the simple truth is that none of the teams that have weighed bidding on him want him as a second basemen. He’s going to have to move sooner or later, and it might as well be now.
Uggla to the Giants has been the popular rumor of the day, though San Francisco GM Brian Sabean isn’t going to surrender top prospect Madison Bumgarner for him.
There should be room for a compromise. If not, perhaps the Braves or Red Sox will get involved. Uggla has the bat to be useful in left field, and he should be solid enough defensively once he gains some experience there.

  1. marlins Fan - Dec 7, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    I would hate to see him go,he is a good ballplayer

  2. Old Gator - Dec 7, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    The last five years ought to have been a lesson to you. Being a Feesh fan, you’re either going to have to get used to the steady exodus of our arbitration-eligible or eat your guts out pointlessly while Loria and his poodle continue to impersonate the economy of Bangladesh (with the caveat that Bangladesh, unlike Joeprodolshark Stadium, is heavily populated). Don’t get used to any of our guys.
    Me, I’m on strike. As I said before here, I refused to go to any games last year and won’t go to any next year. Why should I go up there so that Loria can piss on my head? When they start behaving as though they give a squat about their fans, I’ll start buying tickets again.

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