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Report: Dan Uggla and Marlins settle for $7.8 million

Jan 18, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT’s Joe Frisaro tweets that the ultimatum keeps on paying out for Florida, with Dan Uggla and the Feesh* settling for $7.8 million for 2010.

Uggla had been rumored to be going all manner of places — Atlanta, San Francisco and Baltimore just off the top of my head — and at least a couple of those teams had talked about making him change positions.  Now he’s staying in Florida and staying at second base. I’m pretty sure that contract makes him the third highest paid second baseman in the game after Utley and Roberts.

*if you don’t like being ripped off, Old Gator, you should stop saying interesting things.


  1. Old Gator - Jan 18, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Chump change for any team actually interested in doing what it has to do to win, but down here it sounds like an 8.3 quake and a succession of aftershocks from tectonic uplift blew open Scrooge McDuck’s money bin, Jack Benny’s basement vault and the Denver Mint all at the same time. In other words, just like Josh Johnson, recipient of the last gout of chump change wrested from between Jeffrey Loria’s fingers despite having had Cuban treefrogs’ sticky toe pads transplanted to his fingertips – perhaps, who knows, they rejected him like some (insert name of favorite minority group, religious group or political persuasion) who had an ass transplant that…oh, sorry, used that one already. But you get the general idea, yes?
    Bottom line: Dan and, as I have observed in this space before at demonstration prices and as Craig has so astutely repeated, Josh have been priced to sell. It may well be that both will be kept on the roster until the Summer solstice trading deadline and/or some time in 2012 when Loria needs a few extra bucks to get his cheapskate ass on one of those arks, but you can bet that if any other serious team, like the Gnats, for example, has a key player go down and shows up with a battered F-150 full of EYPs, they is going to be gone.

  2. APBA Guy - Jan 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Craig, since you ripped him off, Gator did not once use the term “Feesh” in his comment.
    Despite my disappointment, I think his point is well taken. Loria won’t be actually spending the money when these guys are traded.
    If I’m Cashman, I’m on the phone about Johnson, right now.

  3. Old Gator - Jan 18, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Gotta run. The Namaste Yoga girls are on.

  4. Chaz - Jan 18, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Cano will make $9M in 2010.

  5. dave - Jan 18, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Johnson earns most of his money in the last two years of his contract, he’ll have been traded by then.

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