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Marlins' Uggla Likely Gone

Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, who has recently been benched, is up for arbitration after the season and is expected to make a lot. The Marlins, who recently rewarded Hanley Ramirez a big contract, are not interested in signing Uggla to a big deal and will try to deal him. The second base market starts off well, but falls pretty quickly. This would definitely be the year to trade Uggla, who is putting together a pretty solid year.

The Rockies, Brewers, Indians, Diamondbacks, and Dodgers will all be looking for a second baseman, and may be willing to give up a prospect or two to bring him in. Uggla has been struggling since the All-Star break but is hitting .258 with 27 HR in 116 games. The Indians would like to spend money on pitching, so it makes sense they may work a trade to bring in a fielder. Bring in Uggla would give them a fairly big bat in the five hole. With Shoppach coming into form, that could turn into a dangerous lineup with the addition of Uggla.