Marlins Likely To Keep Uggla

There are indications that the Marlins are not leaning toward trading Dan Uggla, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.  Florida may even sign the second baseman for 2011, his final season of arbitration.  The club has yet to determine if they will seek a long-term contract in the offseason, however.

The Rockies have been interested in Uggla for quite some time and their interest has been ramped up since Troy Tulowitzki broke his wrist in mid-June.  While it seems like the Fish will hang on to their two-time All-Star, Frisaro notes that the club has a policy of listening to possible offers on just about anyone on their team.

As we've heard in recent weeks, there are other members of the Marlins who are trade candidates.  Cody Ross could change uniforms before the deadline and the Braves seem to be one of the most interested clubs out there.  Third baseman Jorge Cantu could be moved as he may be too rich for the Marlins' blood when he hits free agency this winter.  Even veteran Wes Helms has heard his name in trade talks as the Yankees appear to be interested.


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9 Comments on "Marlins Likely To Keep Uggla"


HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

Uggla has no business playing on the middle infield. Guy has no range.

IndianaBob
5 years 1 month ago

Actually his UZR/150 for his entire career is -3.3 and so far this year it is 1.7. THht kinds of says he is only slightly below average defensively and his bat is way above average for a 2B.

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

Watch him play…. your eyes won’t deceive you if you pay attention.

IndianaBob
5 years 1 month ago

I prefer UZR as it is measured by trained observer going over tape in a
prescribed manner. The whole ‘eyes’ thing does not fill me with confidence.

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Monty Burns
5 years 1 month ago

Uggla is going to waste the best years of his career on a going no where club. He should demand a trade and get the heck out of that sink hole.The Marlins remind me of the Jacksonville Jags (perpetually a day late and a dollar short)

5 years 1 month ago

They’ve been trying to trade him for 3 years now, I don’t think he has to demand anything….

nsp23
5 years 1 month ago

going no where club? those two world series rings speak differently.

Wilsonl
5 years 1 month ago

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm…….

5 years 1 month ago

love to see uggla in a rox uniform