Uggla Believes A Deal Can Be Reached

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.

16 Responses to Uggla Believes A Deal Can Be Reached Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Well at least he’s being optomistic. I want to see him remain a Marlin and I think the interest is more mutual than ever right now.

    • hasn’t there been rumors that uggla is not happy in florida (because of the ross deal, etc.)? i hope he is happy to stay. the marlins are lucky to have him.

  2. EarlyMorningBoxscore 5 years ago

    In an era of free agency, and players moving to different teams all the time, while it may excite us (it can excite me as well) it is nice seeing a good player stay with the team he came up with for an extended period or his whole career. I hope the Marlins are able to keep Uggla.

  3. it seems it is the year that is making the difference. it is the same basic money, 10 mill. per year. the marlins could just offer the 5th with a high buyout for that year. that should satisfy everyone involved. but, it is not in the marlins blueprint to offer so many years for an older player. hope it gets done, but if not, grab some pitching in trade.

  4. har5125 5 years ago

    Seems to me ‘And his name is” Dan Uggla just wants 5 years guaranteed. Because $48M for 4 yrs or $12M/yr while what it says he wants is 5 yrs for $58M or $11.6M/yr.

  5. If it doesn’t get done do the White Sox and Marlins match up on a Uggla/Beckham deal? Don’t know that the Sox would want to take on the money but with the potential loss of Konerko/AJ they could use the bat. Marlins would probably jump at the chance to get someone younger/cheaper.

    • ^^^ Not that AJ should be considered a *bat*.

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      thinking about it now i would offer the marlins alexi ramirez and a few prospects for ugla…move beckham back to SS

      • That’s a win/win for the Sox.

      • friscofan101 5 years ago

        why would teh marlins want a major league ready short stop?

        • jwsox 5 years ago

          because he has experience at 2nd…and has improved every year at his defense…he probably could also move to 3rd due to his cannon arm thus moving coghlin to 2nd…its actually a smart move for both teams depending on how the prospects line up

          • nah, the marlins like the third baseman they have in the minors. so much so, they are wondering if he will beat cogz out for position. they have all the infielders they want. they want pitching if anything.

  6. If Uggla does get moved, it better be for pitching. The Marlins still need a solid #2 behind Josh Johnson

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