It’s no secret that Frank Wren is trying to get rid of Dan Uggla and the $26 million dollars he is owed over the next two seasons. That much has been obvious since he was left off the roster during the first round of the playoffs.
That said, finding a team to take on a portion of that contract for a player who hit just .179/.309/.362 over 136 games isn’t going to be so easy.
However, MLB.com writer Joe Frisaro says that the Marlins could be a potential match with the Braves:
It’s no secret the Marlins are searching for a power bat, and there is a limited amount on the market. So bringing back Uggla may be worth the risk, even though he appears to be on the decline.
This is definitely good news for the Braves. Getting out of Uggla’s contract (even if it means paying most of it) will do wonders for the team going forward and I’m honestly shocked at the interest we’ve heard about already.
Upon realizing the Braves were going to try and trade Uggla this off season, I laughed and figured no team in their right mind would do be interested. But, a few million bucks isn’t a terrible option for teams that are willing to take a gamble on Uggla’s bat coming back a bit. If they can pick up a solid prospect as well, it could be a solid trade for both parties involved.
Either way, the Braves are going to end up throwing a lot of money down the drain to get rid of him. It kind of sucks, because I have always seen Uggla as a pretty nice guy, but it’s a business and the Braves are going to have to be extremely picky about where they put there money in the near future.
No real substance to any Uggla trades as of yet, but it’s nice to see that there are a few potential fits.