Braves Close To Nearing Deal For Dan Uggla

The Braves "appear to be very close to nearing a deal" for Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, tweets MLB.com's Mark BowmanKen Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted minutes ago that the division rivals are discussing a deal that would send Uggla to Atlanta for utility man Omar Infante and lefty reliever Mike Dunn.

Infante, a super-utility type, hit .321/.359/.416 in 506 plate appearances for the Braves this year.  He's under contract through 2011.  Dunn, 26 in May, is a hard-throwing left-handed reliever who came to Atlanta from the Yankees a year ago in the Javier Vazquez deal.  Dunn racked up big-time strikeout and walk numbers this year between Triple-A and the Majors.  The intra-division asking price for Uggla was said to be large, but this return would be OK at best.


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98 Comments on "Braves Close To Nearing Deal For Dan Uggla"


4 years 9 months ago

What an awful trade by the Marlins. I don’t know what’s worse. This, the Maybin trade or the John Buck signing. I would be pissed if I was a Marlins fan.

MisterMarlin
4 years 9 months ago

We are

OptimisticMarlinsFan
4 years 9 months ago

This one by far…Maybin hasn’t done much at all…wasn’t disappointed about that one..

4 years 9 months ago

John Buck is a good signing for you guys..but Maybin still has potential and for 2 relievers sucks! Atleast you guys have won worldseries in the last 2 decades

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

good trade both ways.

Stl_Great
4 years 9 months ago

You think its a good trade for a aging utility man who just had a 100+ game season for the first time in 5 years, and a middle reliever? Okay.

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

Marlins are shipping uggla off no matter what, every player is “aging” Infante has always hit regardless of the amount of games hes played and can play multiple positions. This is one of the better moves they could’ve made.

BTW – Infante is 28.

Stl_Great
4 years 9 months ago

They can do WAYYY better.

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

You offering any allstars? How about rasmus?

4 years 9 months ago

Are you kidding me? I don’t know what’s worse.. the fact that you ask for Colby Rasmus or the fact that you used the term ‘allstar’ to imply that Omar Infante is suddenly a great player because of it. Post less, read more.

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

What is a better trade- It was sarcasm that I asked for Rasmus. Sorry, its hard to get that across on the internet.Find me a better trade that was rumored. Uggla has no value on the market – hes getting a big contract the marlins can’t afford him they have to trade him what value does he have?

Stl_Great
4 years 9 months ago

This trade was rumored no where but the winter meetings in orlando or whatever they are, it happened today, and I think that other teams believe they could have done better seeing as how little the marlins got with this trade.

Seals
4 years 9 months ago

Braves might, sort of, kind of, maybe deal for Uggla too. :)

arkeen
4 years 9 months ago

This is all it takes? Definitely a sell-high on Infante and while Dunn looked good last year he isn’t exactly a haul that you would expect for a player like Uggla.

Seems to me a lot of teams could beat this offer.

Brandon Woodworth
4 years 9 months ago

And everyone called me crazy with my trade proposals. Mike Dunn was one, but I guess they want a new 2B instead of a pitcher. I love Infante, and I wish him well in Florida. But now we’ve got Dan Uggla baby!

4 years 9 months ago

Ok. But they’re “close to nearing a deal” (Whatever the heck that means). So you do not have Dan Uggla yet.

RiverKKiller999
4 years 9 months ago

We haven’t got him yet my friend!!! Come on Braves… I think im gonna like your status anyway lol…:)

Brandon Woodworth
4 years 9 months ago

These things never really tend to go south from here lol. I’d personally rather have Uggla in LF. Our infield needs to remain the same if we can’t get better, not worse.

4 years 9 months ago

All that JPA + Zep talk from Jays look 100X better.

Seriously, it is a bad trade for marlins.

Andy Mc
4 years 9 months ago

hahah. I feel for Marlins fans. Where is that guy who scoffed, and said, “Drabek or no deal”? Anybody remember who that was? He said RZep was garbage etc.?

4 years 9 months ago

This is beyond, pardon my french, retarded.

This may be the worst trade I’ve seen in any sport in a LONG LONG time. Don’t give me the Cliff Lee trade, because prospects still have a chance.

There’s no ceiling here whatsoever. Awful trade.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

This can’t be right. Infante and Dunn? I realize the Marlins aren’t going to get top-tier prospects here, but at least try for guys with upside. A mammoth steal for the Braves if true, as is there any chance Infante’s 2010 is repeatable?

dc21892
4 years 9 months ago

This is a steal for the Braves. There is no saying whether or not Infante can do what he did last year again. Dunn is a nice lefty out of the pen but that’s about it. All the other GM’s that tried to get him must be kicking themselves right now.

GreenCustom24
4 years 9 months ago

As much as we need the bat, I’d trust Conrad at 2nd every day over Uggla… and I REALLY think we should hang on to Dunn. His control is off, but otherwise he dominates. I can’t say I’m 100% on board with this… but I (obviously) have no say. Ha

dc21892
4 years 9 months ago

The same Conrad that couldn’t field to save his life in the playoffs? 😛

GreenCustom24
4 years 9 months ago

The same Uggla who made 3 errors and blew the All-star game single handedly a couple years back? Ha It goes either way.

dc21892
4 years 9 months ago

Haha true that.

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

Uggla is extremely overrated imo.

cejc21
4 years 9 months ago

overrated?? 4 straight 30+ HR seasons and he’s overrated? bah

cejc21
4 years 9 months ago

overrated?? 4 straight 30+ HR seasons and he’s overrated? bah

MisterMarlin
4 years 9 months ago

That’s crazy. You’re getting the second best 2nd baseman in the NL. But you want to hold on to Conrad? C’mon…

bend_the_bracket
4 years 9 months ago

“I’d trust Conrad at 2nd every day over Uggla…”

Please attempt to rationalize this statement. Uggla would have to be armless for me not to trust him over Conrad at second base.

BG921
4 years 9 months ago

You would think some type of prospect would be included here… Maybe nothing major, but something! I’m a Braves fan, but Infante and Dunn for Uggla? Yikes, hopefully the Marlins get some type of prospect.

4 years 9 months ago

this can’t be real.

4 years 9 months ago

Close to nearing a deal?

4 years 9 months ago

As a Braves fan I love this trade. Offers another nice bat in the middle of the lineup. Probably means Prado at first.

4 years 9 months ago

Freddy Freeman is penciled in at first

THAT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE, if the Braves needed a 1 bagger we would be offering arb to Lee. I would love to see Lee back, but Freeman is no longer the future firstbaseman, he is the current Braves firstbaseman

4 years 9 months ago

Depends how he does in spring training. I would love for him to be there and playing well but he went 4-24 in the Sept. call up. If he is there I stand corrected.

Regardless – we just got a major upgrade at 2B and Prado is versatile enough to move around the field.

4 years 9 months ago

No, it prolly means Prado to LF, until Chipper does his requisite stints on the DL. Uggla will play 2b, and Freeman will likely be 1b

mattchu12
4 years 9 months ago

It’s like they got together and said let’s trade away a talented guy (Maybin), sign a guy who couldn’t even stick in Kansas City to a crazy deal (Buck), and then deal our second best hitter for a utility man and a LOOGY.

Maybe they’re trying to see who can have less of a fan base? Tampa Bay vs Miami?

TheodoreRoosevelt
4 years 9 months ago

Got to feel for the Marlins fans. This has been a rough week.

mattchu12
4 years 9 months ago

It’s like their Front Office is run by Dale and Brennan from Step Brothers

4 years 9 months ago

Where does Uggla play on the Braves? 2B? Where does Prado go? 1B?

scluse
4 years 9 months ago

Once again the Lorias come through for their great fans!

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

This is nothing more than the Marlins reverting to their normal persona. They knew they were not going to sign Uggla for what he could get on the open market and traded him. Loria only cares about making money not winning. With this move, he weakens the team, keeps payroll down and guarantees more Revenue Money, until the new stadium opens up

4 years 9 months ago

WOW get this finalized! i was thinking it would take quite a bit considering the whole inter division thing. If true Frank Wren’s off season is a success already

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Wait what?

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Absolutely no way that can be all to the deal. What is this? Major League? Are the Marlins TRYING to put together a losing team?

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

Next up is hiring Lou Brown to manage and seeing if they can coax Roger Dorn out of retirement. Brutal day to be a Fish fan (if there are any left).