Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla told reporters today that he believes that he and the Marlins can close the gap in their extension talks, writes Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post. The veteran is entering his final year of arbitration where he can expect to earn $10MM or more. Uggla indicated that he is upset that the details of his contract talks have leaked to the press.
On Sunday we learned that the 30-year-old turned down a four-year, $48MM proposal from the Fish. While the extension offer did not satisfy the second baseman, it does mark a significant jump from the three-year, $24MM deal that Florida offered back in September.
Uggla's representation was said to be seeking $58MM over five seasons but the slugger's belief that the gap between the two sides is "bridgeable" may indicate that a compromise is forthcoming.