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Blue Jays a fit for Uggla?

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08:19 AM ET 11.15 | While the hot stove continued to warm in advance of GMs meeting in Orlando this week, Frank Wren and the Braves are more than willing to talk -- though perhaps not if it means parting with their young pitchers. The Braves have expressed previous interest in [Dan] Uggla, but that was before Martin Prado became an All-Star second baseman. ... Other teams reportedly interested in Uggla, including Toronto, might be a better trade partner than the Braves, who aren't likely to part with any of their top players or prospects, especially not to a division rival. The Blue Jays have young pitching they're willing to trade. On Friday, Wren reiterated that the Braves are reluctant to trade young pitchers or top prospects, regardless of position.

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November 15, 2010  09:22 AM ET
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...what surprised me is that the Yankees were not mentioned in this article since it seems they are interested in everyone.

Dont worry- give it a day and the NY Post will have something on it...

November 15, 2010  09:58 AM ET

I'm pretty sure Uggla is a fit for just about every team since he could play 2nd, 3rd or even LF.

November 15, 2010  10:19 AM ET

Uggla is a great option for a lot of teams, but he'll be a FA in 2012. So that decreases his value substantially

November 15, 2010  10:37 AM ET

What is Uggla's UZR?

November 15, 2010  10:55 AM ET
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my guess is pretty low...didn't he make 3 errors in the all star game a few years back?

i thought it was last year, ha!

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November 15, 2010  01:53 PM ET
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and he's a roid muncher

Whatever if he were on my team and I had a 2B that could hit like him... i'd say roid it up son, roid it up.

November 15, 2010  05:28 PM ET
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my guess is pretty low...didn't he make 3 errors in the all star game a few years back?

His UZR last year was -7.6. As a comparison, Jeter was a -4.7 and Robinson Cano is a -.7 (which is his best year). So, Uggla's defense is pretty substandard.

November 15, 2010  05:37 PM ET
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His UZR last year was -7.6. As a comparison, Jeter was a -4.7 and Robinson Cano is a -.7 (which is his best year). So, Uggla's defense is pretty substandard.

I bet fielding % shows much the same thing and is a more "honest" #...

November 15, 2010  06:19 PM ET
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and he's a roid muncher

Do you think every player that hit 30 homers is a roid muncher.... or is it just the players you don't like.... I've never even heard of any speculation of this...

November 15, 2010  06:20 PM ET
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I bet fielding % shows much the same thing and is a more "honest" #...

You must have missed the memo that UZR is the new OPS. Everyone's building their teams based on it.

 
November 15, 2010  06:21 PM ET
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Do you think every player that hit 30 homers is a roid muncher.... or is it just the players you don't like.... I've never even heard of any speculation of this...

Excuse my friend. He likes to speak out of his Dum Dum Dick Pole.

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