Giants Talks For Uggla Getting Warmer?

Yesterday, asked about the Marlins' Dan Uggla by Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants GM Brian Sabean spoke more generally:

I'll make a blanket statement: We're not in any trade discussions that are close to happening as compared to the free agents.

Things may have changed slightly – Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that the Giants' talks for Uggla have gotten warmer, though no agreement has been reached on names.  He notes that it'd likely be Freddy Sanchez, not Uggla, switching to third base in the event of a deal.  MLB.com's Joe Frisaro tweets of a "general feeling" that Uggla will wind up a Giant, but no deals are expected until after tomorrow's deadline.

The non-tender deadline is tomorrow at 11pm CST.  The Marlins have been a lock to tender Uggla a contract all along, but the team's baseball operations president Larry Beinfest told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that teams will probably want to gauge the non-tender landscape before trade talks pick back up.  Garrett Atkins figures to be the main name joining the free agent third baseman class, with Jose Bautista not out of the question.



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