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Rosenthal: The Marlins could trade Dan Uggla within the week

Nov 14, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

Dan Uggla

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dan Uggla saga — in which he says he wants to stay but has rejected a big offer, and the Marlins say they want to keep him but have cut off negotiations — may be concluded this week. How? With a trade, which he reports the Marlins are “down the road” on, having spoken with several clubs about their slugging second baseman.

Rosenthal says that the Tigers, Nationals and Blue Jays have contacted the Marlins about Uggla.  He lists other teams that have shown interest in Uggla in the past or who might be a good fit, such as the Red Sox, Braves, Orioles, Giants and Cardinals.  One big question that will determine how likely it is that he is moved is whether he’s willing to move off second base, where’s he a defensive liability.  As a third baseman or maybe a left fielder, more possible trade partners would likely present themselves.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    I suppose you must be as tired of hearing me say this as I have become of saying it, but those twin-soul cheapskate SOBs Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua never intended to keep Uggla and his fair-market-value paycheck anyway. If Uggla had agreed to the $48mm deal, they would have choked and fouled their diapers and the same time – rectal peristalsis requires no air pressure – but they obviously knew that he knew that they knew he could do better.

    Same old story, Feesh fans. What did the relict dozen or so of you really expect?

  2. Charles Gates - Nov 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Craig, I’m offering a suggestion from the peanut gallery. Would you, or one of the HBT team members, consider doing an analysis of team strengths vs. FA’s available, farm system projections etc? It doesn’t need to be league wide, b/c that’s a pretty big effort, and besides, we all already know the main story about the Yankees (sign Lee), Red Sox (coin flip for Crawford/Werth) etc. I’d be more interested in ‘on the verge teams,’ meaning clubs that are a few moves away from perhaps tasting the playoffs and what they can do to get there. For personal reasons, I’d like to read more about the O’s (Uggla at 3B and Pena at 1B, importing desperately needed power from the sunshine state sounds nice while the young arms hopefully develop), but as well as teams that may not get as much MSM exposure. The Reds, Nats, Rockies, Blue Jays, whatever.
    My rambling thoughts are as follows, it’s easy to understand what a player wants from free agency. Money, money, and perhaps some familial concerns. And money. But I like strategy. On the GMs side, what moves make sense in terms of the budget as well as not blocking a prospects development? Not every team can, or should, sign Jayson Werth. So what are the other moves to be made, viewed within the scope of that team’s needs and abilities?

  3. jhu1997 - Nov 14, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Here’s a curveball: He’s going to the A’s to play left field. With an outfield of Uggla / Crisp / DeJesus, the A’s are a 90 win team, and can start to dream a little.

    • Old Gator - Nov 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

      APBA Guy, what’s your input on this – aside from the fact that they’d never pay Uggla what he wants and that Uggy would be a real liability in the outfield.

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