September 17, 2009
Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla(notes) is scheduled for arbitration this off-season and his price tag is likely to go way up. Word is that he could be making around $8 million next season and because of that the Marlins will send him packing, according to the Miami Herald.
After all, the team has two young guys to play second base, Chris Coghlan(notes) or Emilio Bonifacio(notes). But Coghlan and Bonifacio aren't about to do what Uggla has done: become the first Marlins player to hit 30 or more homers in three consecutive seasons. He just needs one more dinger to do it.
The whole idea apparently makes Uggla sad, but you can be sure plenty of other teams would be interested in a guy who has hit 25 or more home runs in each of his four seasons.