Marlins Trade Dan Uggla to Braves


From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Marlins and Braves have agree to a deal that sends Tigers-target Dan Uggla to the Braves in exchange for LHP Mike Dunn and INF Omar Infante.

If I’m a Marlins fan, I no longer have any faith in the team’s front office. This trade is simply not a good one. I know that Uggla is a one-year rental right now, but even if the Fish had held on to him until this time next year and let him walk at that time, the two draft picks they would have gotten would have been a better haul for their second baseman. Maybe I’m just bitter that the Braves, not the Tigers, did the fleecing in this trade.

Infante is a nice player, he can play virtually anywhere and he’s a good hitter, but he is not an impact guy. Dunn is a quality left handed bullpen arm, which always comes in handy, but overall this package represents a poor return for the Marlins and one that has to leave Tigers fans (not to mentions fans of just about every other team) thinking that this was an opportunity missed. Surely, Dave Dombrowski could have come up with a better offer than that.

Unless the Marlins really, really liked Infante, I guess.

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