First it was Fredi Gonzalez to replace the man in Atlanta, Bobby Cox. Now, Fish fans have to suffer a bit more while they watch fan favorite Dan Uggla pack his bags for Atlanta, too.
To say it has been a tough season for the Marlins is an understatement as Jorge Cantu parted ways to Texas earlier and Cody Ross ended up in San Francisco only to work his way into a post season celebrity – and with a beard to boot.
Now, “His Name is” Dan Uggla will take his Popeye forearms and big right handed swing north leaving the Marlins with a big gap in the middle of their lineup. In exchange, the Marlins get 2B Omar Infante and LHP Mike Dunn.
Uggla had his most successful offensive season with the Marlins this past year, hitting .287 with 33 home runs and 105 RBIs. He is 13th all time among 2nd basemen with home runs, and he leads all of the majors in home runs among 2nd basemen since he debuted in the bigs with the Fish back in 2006.
We wish you the best, Dan. Just not when you are facing our Fish.