Remember when Dan Uggla turned down a four-year, $48 million extension with the Marlins and we all thought he was nuts? Well, apparently he's not as nuts as the market is.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says via Twitter that the Braves, who traded for Uggla last month after it became apparent the Marlins couldn't afford him, are closing in on a five-year extension with the second baseman worth $60-61 million. That would buy out his last season of arbitration eligibility in 2011 and four free-agent years.
Uggla batted .287 with 105 RBI and 33 home runs, becoming the first second baseman ever to reach the 30-homer mark four times.
-- David Andriesen