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San Francisco Giants’ trade rumors: Jimmy Rollins edition

With the recent signing of Dan Uggla and the return of Marco Scutaro, the San Francisco Giants may have addressed their deficiency at second base but the struggles of shortstop Brandon Crawford may make the team look at upgrading the other middle infield position prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Crawford managed to keep his head above water hitting .253 in the first four months...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Uggla Signing A Familiar Page From the Brian Sabean Playbook

When the Atlanta Braves released declining veteran second baseman Dan Uggla on July 18, 2014, it only took three days for San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean to sign Uggla to a minor league contract. When you look at Sabean’s long history of reclamation projects featuring fading veteran ball players, the real surprise here is why it took him a whole three days to...
Via The Giants Cove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants sign Braves castoff Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla didn’t have to wait long to get a new job after the Atlanta Braves released him on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on Monday and the team assigned him to Triple-A Fresno. Some believed that Uggla was done at least for this season after his behavior and performance with the Braves deteriorated to the point that they...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Dan Uggla Signs Minor League Deal With San Francisco Giants

Second baseman Dan Uggla appears to have a new home. Uggla has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants, multiple outlets reported Monday. The three-time National League All-Star started the 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves but was cut by the team him after an abysmal start to the year. Uggla put up a slash line of just .162/.241/.231 in 145 plate appearances...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: Dan Uggla being talked about

The Atlanta Braves cut ties with Dan Uggla on Friday, giving him his outright release from the club. When the Braves failed to trade Uggla during the last month, General Manager Frank Wren told Mark Bowman of that this was our only option. But it might not be all bad news for Uggla, the San Francisco Giants have been rumored to be interested in the struggling second baseman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Release Dan Uggla With $18 Million Owed

The Atlanta Braves finally decided to cut the cord with Dan Uggla and released the struggling second baseman requesting unconditional release waivers on a former starter still guaranteed over $18 million for the remainder of this year and next. The Braves have tried for the better part of a year to trade Uggla without success and made the decision to release him. “We’ve been...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves News: Dan Uggla given unconditional release

As previously reported by Paul F for Sports Rumor Alert, second baseball Dan Uggla was suspended by the Atlanta Braves on July 13th. No reason was given, but some sources suggested the reason stemmed from attendance. Regardless, it is no secret that Uggla has been having a terrible year and on Friday, the Braves announced his unconditional release.#452166606 / gettyimages.comMLB...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves finally give up on Dan Uggla

getty images On Friday the Atlanta Braves released veteran infielder Dan Uggla. The second baseman had been rarely used of late after struggling down the stretch last season and getting off to a poor start. Uggla, 34, was suspended for last Sunday’s game after showing up late to a Saturday contest against the Chicago Cubs. He was hitting just .175/.295/.332 this season. Owed around...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves officially release Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves finally made a move on Friday that most baseball fans saw coming for months now, releasing struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla was in the midst of a season that saw the thirty-four-year-old hit just two home runs (both coming in the same game) and post a .162 batting average in 48 games this season. The decision seemed to be in the works in the Atlanta...
5 days ago  |  2 Comments

Report: Braves suspend Dan Uggla after he's late to game

getty images The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game without pay. That is just over $80,000 for those doing the math at home. Uggla’s suspension comes after he was extremely tardy. The Braves have not been using Uggla much as he has just 18 trips to the plate since the end of May. The veteran second baseman is hitting just .162/.241/.331 on the...
10 days ago  |  1 Comment
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