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Uggla's Florida extradition expedited

Posted on: November 14, 2010 2:57 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2010 4:02 pm
Dan Uggla Dan Uggla could be a former Florida Marlin as early as this week, reports .

Yesterday we wrote Uggla is likely on his way out in Florida , but today the report is the Marlins are "down the road" with several clubs and he could be moved this week.

The team had expected to move 2009 Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan to third base for 2011 from left field, but it looks like with Cameron Maybin traded to San Diego, Coghlan would move to center field. Emilio Bonifacio would play second for the Marlins and top prospect Matt Dominguez will take over at third.

The Marlins could have plenty of takers for Uggla, who will likely earn around $10 million in arbitration after hitting .287/.369/.508 with 33 home runs, his fourth consecutive season with 30 or more homers. He's the first second baseman in history to accomplish the feat. Among the potential suitors are the Tigers, Nationals, Braves, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Giants, Orioles and Cardinals.

The report notes the Cubs and Angels are not interested, as the Cubs are searching a first baseman and left-handed hitter, while Uggla's attempts at defense turns off the Angels.

UPDATE: Buster Onley (via Twitter ) says two executives cast the Blue Jays as the favorite to land Uggla.

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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Uggla's Florida extradition expedited

One wonders how the Astros, with plenty of payroll room, a new tv network to sell and a stated desire to upgrade their offense at the middle infield positions could not be interested. Or is it that they don't have the prospects that might tempt the Marlins to deal?

If Uggla goes to Toronto, what becomes of Aaron Hill? Or does Uggla DH?

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 5:55 pm

Uggla's Florida extradition expedited

I would not be surprised if he lands in Oakland. Billy Beane is making a serious push to field a highly competitive team in 2011. He could be hoping for the same magic that Fever Pitch gave to the Red Sox. They won their first World Series in more than a millennium (ok, maybe it just felt that long) in the same year the movie came out. Beane must be hoping that lightning strikes twice in MLB folklore! I hope it does too. 

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2010 3:15 pm

Uggla's Florida extradition expedited

Send him to Baltimore lol

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