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Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla

December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
By Cody Fields

It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade.

Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported to be willing to pay $20 million of the $26 million Uggla is owed over the next two years, but there are already teams balking at wanting him.

For example, the Miami Marlins have already shot down the idea of bringing back Uggla. It's hard to blame them for that when his .179 average was the worst for a starting player since 1900. Uggla has also recorded more strikeouts than hits in all three years with the Braves, topping out at 171 last season.

The Braves can pretty much just hope teams become less picky once the likes of Robinson Cano and Omar Infante have cleared the free agent market. They may also attempt to land Brandon Phillips, who has severely strained relations with the Cincinnati Reds.

Until that happens though, the Braves will find it nearly impossible to move Uggs. He has just been too bad for anyone in their right mind to want him.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brandon Phillips, Dan Uggla, Frank Wren, MLB, Omar Infante, Robinson Cano

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