The Braves have officially traded for Dan Uggla, no Furcal rule in order because we have a press release. This is not a shock, considering that rumors have been flying the last couple of days, but what the Marlins got is shocking: Omar Infante and Michael Dunn. If there were any Marlins fans, they would have to wonder why one of their best players, coming off of a 30-homer season, is worth only a utility infielder and a budding LOOGY. And to a division rival, no less. Wow.
Uggla is probably a one-year rental, but he’s the righthanded power hitter we were looking for. The defense gets even shakier, and Prado has to move to left field. But Uggla for that?