Craig from FishStripes is on the case. At least he will be unless and until they trade Uggla for the poo-poo platter the Rockies' MLB.com is suggesting:
I think a trade is possible. The Marlins are likely to have a payroll of between $30 million and $35 million, and could look to avoid paying Uggla the $5 million to $6 million he'll get in the arbitration process. They also could package him with left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen, who could make $2.7 million.Craig's response:
A match could be made with the Marlins, who are looking for catching help and have
flirted with obtaining the Rockies' Yorvit Torrealba in the past. They couldn't work a trade with the Rockies at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but could be in a better position if they gave up some players with rising salaries and obtained Torrealba and a pitching prospect.
I don't run the baseball operations for the Marlins, but trading Uggla and OlsenI tend to think we've seen Dan Uggla's ceiling -- and the defense, she is brutal -- but I have to agree that Florida could do way better than that.
for Torrealba and some pitching prospect would have to rank up there with Frank
Robinson for Milt Pappas.