Tag:Atlanta Braves
Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:11 am

Dan Uggla Trade Analysis

This is my analysis of the Dan Uggla Trade.

Dan Uggla, I project to hit about 30-35 homers next season. It will be his career high in homeruns and runs batted in, however, he will commit more errors than last season.

Hanley Ramirez will no longer have to worry about having to field his position and Dan's now that he has an upgrade at 2B with either Infante or Coghlan. Hanley might not be as lazy this year. This deal also makes Hanley more happy now that there is no longer anyone around to call him out for being lazy.

Fredi Gonzalez is happy to have Dan the Man out there ... for now, until all those pitchers start getting frustrated with the grounders Dan can't get to or the ones he boots into the outfield.

If Dan Uggla signs a similar contract with the Braves it will confirm he simply did not want to play for the Marlins anymore, but if he chooses to move on with his mind on getting that big longterm contract then he is plain greedy. He will be playing for the New York Mets in 2012.

The Marlins will be a better defensive team. Michael Stanton likely could move into the cleanup role with Logan Morrison batting 5th. The power numbers across the board should remain the same with Stanton belting nearly 50 homers last season between the minors and majors.

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