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Trade him? Nah, the Marlins are thinking about extending Dan Uggla's contract

Jul 20, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

Dan Uggla has been a popular source of trade rumors lately, with writers alternatively saying that he’s going to get traded  or not. He’s the subject of rumors every summer it seems.

Screw that, says MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. The Feesh are thinking about extending him:

While teams covet Uggla, the Marlins are not likely to trade him
before the end of the season. In fact, the front office already is talking internally about signing
him to a multi-year contract this fall. They have yet to approach Uggla
or his agent, Jeff Borris, about a long-term deal. But those
conversations are underway.

Probably worth noting that the Marlins are subject to an agreement under which they’re obligated to keep their payroll up, so casting aside Uggla — one of their more pricey, though by no means over-priced players — would be problematic for them.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    “They have yet to approach Uggla or his agent, Jeff Borris, about a long-term deal.” Famous last words. Pardon my cynicism…no, come to think of it, don’t pardon it; get huffy and encourage it…but I’ll believe that long term deal when I see it. The other question is, will Uggla want one, or would he like to play in front of a live audience some day?
    .
    That said, I will proceed to contradict myself somewhat (consistency being the hobgoblin of small minds and all that) and repeat my thoughts of the past few weeks that Cantu and Volstad are the two players the Feesh would be most likely to trade, along with any number of boolpen arsonists. At this point I think they’d also part with Cameron “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm Once They Seen Macondo” Maybin, and certainly they’d unload Andrew Miller to any sports medical clinic that’s really a front for black market transplant organs to hide the shambles they made of that kid’s career by pushing him way too far way too fast. And I think if someone really wanted Wes Helms, they’d let kindly Uncle Wes go too. And if you think the Feesh want to keep Wes around for his “leadership” qualities despite his declining production, I’ve got two words for you: Lenny Harris.

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