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DAN UGGLA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants News: Dan Uggla rejects demotion

The San Francisco Giants acquired former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla on July 21st and signed him to a minor league deal. A clause in his contract mandated that he would be a free agent by August 1st if he were not called up to the major league club. However, thanks to a cluster of injuries, Uggla was called up to the club on July 25th. In four games with the team, he went...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 04, 2014  |  1 Comment

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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2014  |  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...
Via Tireball.com
July 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Atlanta Braves news: Days dwindling down for Dan Uggla?

The Atlanta Braves shook off what was a rough stretch of games a week ago by piecing together a three-game winning streak with victories over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers over the last three days. The resurgence in offense came as a relief for players and fans alike, but it is interesting to consider the fact that second baseman Dan Uggla has been almost completely...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Can’t Braves Dump Dan Uggla?

The Atlanta Braves inability to cut bait on Dan Uggla reminds me of the old saying, “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.”  In other words, don’t sign a player to a big money deal if you are unable to cut him loose when he doesn’t produce. I admire the fact that the Braves give a player like Uggla every opportunity to be successful and appreciate that they are...
Via Sports Blog Talk
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves will continue benching Dan Uggla

getty images Last year the Atlanta Braves took Dan Uggla off their roster for the National League Division Series. Unable to find a trade the Braves were left with Uggla to start the season. Things have not improved for Uggla at the plate and now the Brave have grown restless. That likely means more bench time for the 34-year-old who is owed roughly $24 million over the next two...
Via Tireball.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Uggla: Atlanta Braves’ hottest mistake

Atlanta Braves’ second baseman, Dan Uggla, may look great in his tight-fitting uniform, but most would argue that he doesn’t fit so well on the baseball diamond. Uggla stands on a five-year contract and has two seasons remaining.  While the Braves tried their best to hand him off to another team this offseason, they had no takers. At this point, for another organization to pick...
Via isportsweb.com
January 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

Dan Uggla Haters Listen Up

Outside of one 33 game stretch during the summer of 2011, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has not really lived up to what most Braves fans expected after signing a five-year $62 million contract.  All of those lost in a world encompassed by hate of the all-star second baseman need to just realize that the contract is spilled milk at this point. The frustrations experienced...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Dan Uggla: Baseball’s Sibyl

Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla can make you shake your head and slam your fist down on the table.  If it wasn’t for maturity and not wanting to injure yourself, that fist could just as easily be put through a wall, or maybe even a window. Sometimes when you see Uggla strike out on three pitches, while looking ridiculous, it makes you wonder if he is suffering from severe...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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