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Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:01 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 4:34 pm
Dan Uggla
The Marlins have wasted no time turning up the burner on their hot stove. On Friday, they moved underachieving lefty Andrew Miller to the Red Sox in exchange for reliever Dustin Richardson. Now there are rumors all over the place about other deals they're looking at.

Second baseman Dan Uggla, entering his final arbitration year, reportedly rejected an offer of four years and $48 million. The Marlins may have decided they're not going to be able to sign him and are better off moving him while they can.

Joe Frisaro of reports that the Marlins are shopping Uggla and have had contact with the Tigers and two unidentified National League teams. The Marlins are in need of bullpen help and a catcher.

Uggla, 30, is probably going to get about $10 million in arbitration after batting .287/.369/.508 with 33 homers, becoming the first second baseman in history with four consecutive 30-homer seasons.

The question is whether Uggla would sign an extension as part of a trade. Even if he wouldn't, if I'm a contender I might take a chance on one year with him at $10 million. You can still work on a multi-year deal, and even if you don't work it out, you can collect two high draft picks when he leaves as a likely Type A free agent.

Today, Frisaro reported (via Twitter) that Florida is discussing a trade with the Padres involving Cameron Maybin. Not sure what the details are there, but I don't exactly look at the Padres and think, "You know, what this team needs is a .234-hitting outfielder!" OK, so Maybin is young and still has a high upside, but if the Padres are shopping closer Heath Bell (who you'd think would be the Marlins' target), they might be able to do better. Frisaro said the Marlins also have talked with the Royals about Maybin.

UPDATE: Tom Krasovic of Fanhouse is reporting via Twitter that the Padres have acquired Maybin pending a physical. No word yet on who would be going to Florida.

UPDATE: It looks like relievers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica are the players going to Florida. Both are quality young arms -- Webb had a 2.90 ERA in 54 appearances with 15 games finished last season, while Mujica had a 3.62 in 59 appearances with 24 games finished.

UPDATE: Juan C. Rodriguez, who covers the Marlins for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, says the Marlins will get Mujica and either Webb or Ernesto Frieri.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

Maybin's already on the way to San Diego.

Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 6:35 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

didn't Lowell win the 07 world series championship ? and Beckett was unhittable in the playoffs until he was hurt all last year  !!  the Red Sox only lost hanley Ramirez in that trade Sanchez is  garbage and Ramirez is a head case who  goes half out just like Randy Moss , i think Boston had enough of head cases with the other goofy Ramirez   haha by the way  thank all the folks in  Miami for Cabera  and i must say the 2011  self proclaimed world champions  MIami Heat  look real good esppecailly when the Celtics keep running them out of the building   hahaha

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

Oh and to answer the question of if the marlins will be relevant?
As long as the Mets suck and the Braves have hired Fredi Gonzalez, the answer is YES.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 5:57 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

So how is Jeremy Hermida working out for you guys? lol. I see Beckett and Lowell worked out for all of 1 season. LOLOLOL

Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:53 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

can he play the Hot Corner??  If yes, we have a spot for him at fenway!!
And we have done well with former marlins

Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:52 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

Can he play the Hot Corner?  There's a spot for his bat at fenway!!

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:49 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

Yep, only because the Jorge Cantu and Cody Ross deals worked out so well for the Marlins ? No wonder Miami wants to renegotiate the new stadium parking contract with the the team, are the Marlins even going to be relevenat next season too ? Laughing

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:11 pm

Marlins shopping Uggla, Maybin

The Maybin deal might involve A.J. Vanegas, Zach Cates, or John Barbato. They certainly are after pitchers for their future with this deal. Those 3 are future releievers or #5 starters. Vanegas has better potential than the other 2 even though they were drafted higher.

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