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Odds & Ends: Uggla, Marlins, Pirates

Let's check out some links on this Sunday evening...

  • In his column this morning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that there is "no doubt" the Marlins are planning another salary dump with Dan Uggla at the center of it.  Cafardo adds that the club, which receives a ton in revenue-sharing and central-fund money, is looking to keep its profit margin high. 
  • Meanwhile, the Marlins are eager to stay just below $40MM in payroll, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.  Considering their $36.8MM payroll entering last season and the mass of players owed raises in arbitration, moving Uggla would likely put them where they want to be.
  • Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette estimates that the Pirates' offer to Matt Capps was about $500K shy of what he received from the Nationals.  With Washington, Capps will earn a base salary of $3.5MM with the chance to make an additional $425K in performance bonuses.

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