The Miami Herald is reporting that the Marlins plan to keep their payroll in the range of 37 million dollars, meaning players like Dan Uggla and Jeremy Hermida could be shopped. Uggla has put together his third straight 30-home run season, but has seen OBP, SLUG, and OPS dip across the board.
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Uggla, who will be 30 when the season starts, doesn't have much range for a second baseman. However, he is feared hitter with experience hitting in the two and five spot.
Teams like the Dodgers and Giants are obvious targets, but don't be surprised to see the Cardinals, Rockies, Mariners, or Twins make contact with the Marlins. Keep in mind that Uggla, who has some experience playing third base, could switch positions if traded.