Marlins Unlikely To Move Uggla, Ross

Although they've been the subject of frequent trade rumors this year, Dan Uggla and Cody Ross may remain in Florida past July 31st, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says while the Marlins have not ruled out trading Uggla and Ross, it looks unlikely that the pair will be dealt.

According to Rosenthal, Leo Nunez and Ricky Nolasco appear unavailable, though Jorge Cantu could be on the move this week. In another tweet, Rosenthal confirms the Rangers are making an aggressive play for Cantu, but notes that the Marlins are unconvinced Logan Morrison could adequately replace Cantu's production.

Uggla and Ross will each enter their final year of arbitration in 2011, while Cantu becomes a free agent after this season. Nolasco and Nunez each have two more arbitration seasons, and are under team control through 2012.


18 Responses to Marlins Unlikely To Move Uggla, Ross Leave a Reply

  1. erm016 5 years ago

    He would play third if they move Cantu.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      He would play first or an outfield corner. He’s not a third baseman.

    • Morrison is a left-handed 1B who can also play LF. Coghan would have to move to third and Morrison play LF if called up. Another option would be to keep Coghlan in LF and start Bonifacio at 3B if the FO feel that Morrison is not ready.

  2. aap212 5 years ago

    They’re not confident Morrison could “replace” a 90 OPS+?

  3. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    In another tweet, Rosenthal confirms the Rangers are making an aggressive play for Cantu, but notes that the Marlins are unconvinced Logan Morrison could adequately replace Cantu’s production.
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    what production…as long as he can play D and get on base, then make the move!

  4. FishFan03 5 years ago

    Morrison would play LF and Cogs would probably be moved to 3B.. Maybe even Uggla would be tried out at 3B (hope not tho)

  5. FishFanForever 5 years ago

    Morrison is not a third basemen – he doesn’t have fast enough reflexes to play the hot corner; not an overall great fielder since he is a first basemen… Plus he is left handed, so he can’t play any other infield spot other than first…
    My thought would be to move Cogs from left to third and let Logan play left. He just started playing left field at NOLA, a few weeks ago… I’d rather have Morrison than Cantu (error wise Logan has made 4 errors, compared to Jorge’s 12)…
    Enough about his defense – Morrison has been great offensively… Through 70 games, he’s batting .310, 17 2B, 6 3B, 5 HR, 44 RBI, 46 BB, 35 SO, .420 OBP, .488 SLG, .908 OPS… I’d like to move Cantu because he won’t resign with us, and we won’t get any draft picks for him when he leaves… Other than his great hit & RBI streak he had early in the season, he hasn’t been too good…

  6. FishFanForever 5 years ago

    Morrison is not a third basemen – he doesn’t have fast enough reflexes to play the hot corner; not an overall great fielder since he is a first basemen… Plus he is left handed, so he can’t play any other infield spot other than first…
    My thought would be to move Cogs from left to third and let Logan play left. He just started playing left field at NOLA, a few weeks ago… I’d rather have Morrison than Cantu (error wise Logan has made 4 errors, compared to Jorge’s 12)…
    Enough about his defense – Morrison has been great offensively… Through 70 games, he’s batting .310, with 17 2B, 6 3B, 5 HR, 44 RBI, 46 BB, 35 SO, .420 OBP, .488 SLG, .908 OPS…
    I’d personally like to move Cantu because he won’t resign with us (due to money), and we won’t get any draft picks for him when he leaves… Other than his great hit & RBI streak he had early in the season, he hasn’t been as good as previous seasons…

  7. Yeah I think this is an attempt at posturing by the Marlins (not a very good attempt at that). Morrison is one of their top prospects and while LF isn’t his best position he should handle his own (with Coghlan moving to 3B). If the Marlins aren’t going to move guys like Uggla and Nolasco because they think they are ready to contend they mine as well get some value for Cantu.

  8. I really don’t understand why the Rangers want Cantu though, I would imagine they could do better than that. They have the prospects that i’m sure could induce teams to take on money I wouldn’t be shocked if they get in the mix for Dunn. I don’t think they can reasonably expect to advance far this year with Chris Davis at 1B.

    • dc21892 5 years ago

      The way that Texas swings the bats Chris Davis isn’t even a factor. They don’t need him to produce as much as people think.

  9. Bsak 5 years ago

    Gaby Sanchez would probably move to 3b. There was talk about it last year and he have played almost 150 games there in the minors.

  10. Don’t forget that Gaby came up through the system as a third baseman. Morrison lost the first base job to Gaby and Gaby has been learning first this whole season and has made great improvements (anyone else remember the first few games where he didn’t stretch to receive the catch at first?).Most likely scenario is Gaby moving to third and Morrison going to first. Coghlan at third doesn’t make sense, I don’t see Uggla moving their either.

    Edit: Cantu has always struggled defensively at third base. He’s an above average first baseman, though… a team in need of a solid glove at first and (usually) a solid bat will like Cantu.

  11. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    Gaby was terrible at 3rd base

    • Bsak 5 years ago

      While that may be true, it will be better with Gaby at 3rd, than having him sit on bench for Morrison or play Morrison in the OF, where he is worse relative to Gaby at 3b.

      • Gaby has made 1B his own. He is the best hitting rookie in the majors and has progressed well defensively. Why change something that is going well? If Morrison wanted to play 1B with the Fish, he should have won the job in spring training. Sanchez won the job and he is the 1B of this team. Morrison should play left with Cogs (who played 3B throughout his college career) should shift to 3B in the event of a Cantu trade.

        • That’s not the point. Sanchez IS a third baseman. Morrison knows first and has started playing LF recently. Coghlan is a third baseman that was converted to second and then converted to LF. He’s become an outstanding LFer and has completely changed his approach to throwing in the field. That’s a lot to ask of him to go back to playing an infield position that he hasn’t touched in a year. Gaby has been playing the infield all season, it’s not as drastic of a change for him.

          • Sanchez hasn’t played 3B since his days at the University of Miami. Throughout his time in the minors he was moved to 1B because of how bad his defense at 3B was. He IS a first baseman and shifting to 3B will more than likely affect his offense in a negative way as he has to focus more on defense. Shifting Coghlan back to the infield would be ideal for next season with a full offseason in preparation to play 3B.

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