Showing posts with label Dan Uggla. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Uggla. Show all posts

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Recap: Game 111 - Braves at Mets - Uggla extends streak, and punishes METS


Final Score: Atlanta 4, New York 1

Dan Uggla waited until the eighth inning, but the Atlanta second baseman extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a key two-run single to help the Braves topple the New York Mets, 4-1, at Citi Field.

Uggla was hitless in his first three at-bats, but his line drive to left field plated Martin Prado and Freddie Freeman. Uggla has the longest active hit streak in the majors and the fourth-longest in Braves history. He is five games behind Rico Carty's team-record of 31 set during the 1970 season.

"I want it to continue just like everybody else does, hopefully," Uggla said. "In that situation, it's actually kind of calming with runners in scoring position right there. I was able to take my focus off of the lesser of the important, which is continuing history...just trying to drive those runs in."

The wild card-leading Braves also own the second-longest hitting streak in the majors in Freeman. The rookie first baseman moved his to 19 games with a double to start the fourth inning.

Jose Constanza had an RBI triple in the third inning for Atlanta, then scored on Michael Bourn's sacrifice fly.

Tim Hudson (11-7) limited the Mets to three hits and a run over seven innings to win for the sixth time in his last seven decisions. Craig Kimbrel notched his 33rd save, extending Atlanta's single-season rookie record.

R.A. Dickey (5-10) gave up five hits and fanned five through seven frames, but fell to 1-7 at home.

"We're just not hitting," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We have to give our guys some support."

Friday, August 05, 2011

Preview : Game 111 - Braves at Mets - Uggla on Fire, Streak to 26 Games


Atlanta Braves (64-48) at New York Mets (55-55), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Tim Hudson (10-7, 3.31) New York - R.A. Dickey (5-9, 3.77)

Dan Uggla's first season in Atlanta didn't start so well.

Now the stocky second baseman has the fans on his side and will try to extend a career-high hitting streak to 26 games when he leads the Braves into Friday's opener of a three-game set against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Uggla is riding the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and is just three shy of tying Marquis Grissom (1996) for the third-longest streak in franchise history. Grissom hit safely in 28 straight games. Uggla is batting .354 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI in the stretch and went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win at Washington.

Freddie Freeman extended his career-best hitting to 18 games with two hits and two RBI. He has reached base safely in 40 of his last 44 games for Atlanta, which salvaged the finale of the set with Washington and won for the fifth time in nine games. The Braves are still 8 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for the National League East lead.

The Braves, however, hold a 2 1/2-game edge on Arizona for the wild card lead and are 1-2 on a nine-game road trip.

"We have to start pulling away from the Western Division," Uggla said. "We've got to put, three, four, five wins together."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Braves Trade For Uggla


According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN , the Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins on Tuesday in a trade for utility man Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn, a league source told ESPN.com.

Uggla, 30, has 154 home runs in five seasons with Florida. He's a three-time All-Star and just won his first career Silver Slugger award.

Uggla is expected to play second base for Atlanta. His arrival frees up Martin Prado to share time at first base with rookie Freddie Freeman, provides insurance for Chipper Jones at third, and also log some at-bats in left field.

Infante was a first-time All-Star who hit a career-high .321 with eight homers and 47 RBIs. Dunn was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 25 games in his rookie season.

The Uggla trade continues a busy offseason for the Marlins, who dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin to San Diego and sent pitcher Andrew Miller to Boston last week.

Mets are not in the running for Uggla?


Dan Uggla seems to be the hottest name in the Hot Stove talks. The Marlins have been talking to other clubs about Uggla and there seems to be some general interest.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com, He lists the Tigers, Nationals, Braves, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Giants, Orioles, and Cardinals. No Mets!

According  to recent reports, The Marlins want in exchange some relief pitching and possibly a catcher (which is a position uncertain).

The Marlins have so far in there lineup according to Fox Sports :
  1. Coghlan, CF
  2. Logan Morrison, LF
  3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
  4. Mike Stanton, RF
  5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
  6. Free agent to be determined, C
  7. Dominguez, 3B
  8. Bonifacio, 2B
In pure speculation (Marlins' Fans - they send such nasty remarks) , if the Mets were to engage talks with the

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dan Uggla Rumors: Tigers in the hunt for Uggla's services


According to James Schmehl of  Mlive.com, The Tigers appear in the hunt for Dan Uggla's services.

General manager Dave Dombrowski is expected to attend the annual GM Meetings from Tuesday through Thursday at a hotel near Disney World and will seemingly continue his conversations with the Marlins regarding a trade involving the 30-year-old power hitter.

The Tigers reportedly contacted the Marlins about their interest in acquiring Uggla via trade last week. The Marlins, who recently announced Uggla's availability, have reportedly been initiating and fielding calls from multiple clubs, including the Tigers and at least two unidentified National League teams. They have reportedly been asking for relief pitching in return.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Trade Rumors: Dan Uggla is available...., but at what price?


According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, contract talks have stalled, the Marlins are in the process of measuring trade interest for Dan Uggla.

FOX Sports.com reports that the Marlins have had discussions with the Tigers regarding the power-hitting second baseman.

According to multiple sources, MLB.com has learned that the Marlins are not confident they will sign Uggla, who recently turned down a four-year, $48 million offer.


Monday, November 08, 2010

If the Mets hire Backman, Does that mean the Mets will look to trade for Uggla?


Wally Backman definitely is a fan favorite amongst Mets fans. Wally brings some fire, passion and his aggressiveness style with a New York type of flare. I know Wally has had his ups and downs in life, but why would you not give this guy a shot. The Texas Rangers gave Ron Washington another shot and he went to the World Series. I think Wally just needs to get his feet wet at the Major league level.

He has developed and worked with many of players in his past. Just to name a few like Connor Jackson, Miguel Olivo, and even Aaron Rowand. But one name really stands out of the pack, Dan Uggla.

It seems that Wally and Mr.Uggla are very fond of each other.

Uggla was quoted by Adam Rubin of  ESPN New York, “He’s one of my all-time favorite managers -- just people in baseball, bottom line,” said Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, who played for Backman at high-A Lancaster (California League) in the Diamondbacks system in 2004, on a team that also included Mark Reynolds, Conor Jackson and Carlos Quentin. “He really cares about the game. He really cares about his players. And he cares about winning. Wally, I know he’s been through some tough times, but he is seriously one of the best guys I’ve ever met in baseball. He helped me out a ton.”

Wally Backman talks about his relationship with Dan Uggla in this video Playing for Peanuts:


Wally Backman Interview - MLB Players @ Yahoo! Video

It is really crazy thought , but if the Mets hired Wally Backman for manager wouldn't be something to see the Mets pull off a trade for Dan Uggla just to reunite them. It would almost be like  a match made in heaven. I am sure Wally would get the best bang out the Mets bucks in Uggla.

Some interesting notes: According to Ken Rosenthal of  Fox Sports, Dan Uggla has just rejected a four year, $48 Million dollar contract.

Here are his Career stats:

Career: Batting | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Fla 154 611 105 172 26 7 27 90 48 123 6 6 .282 .339 .480 .819
2007 Fla 159 632 113 155 49 3 31 88 68 167 2 1 .245 .326 .479 .805
2008 Fla 146 531 97 138 37 1 32 92 77 171 5 5 .260 .360 .514 .874
2009 Fla 158 564 84 137 27 1 31 90 92 150 2 1 .243 .354 .459 .813
2010 Fla 159 589 100 169 31 0 33 105 78 149 4 1 .287 .369 .508 .877
Total -- 776 2927 499 771 170 12 154 465 363 760 19 14 .263 .349 .488 .837
Seasonal Averages (per 162 games played)
YEARS G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
4.79 162 611 104 161 35 3 32 97 76 159 4 3 .263 .349 .488 .837

If the Marlins don't hammer out the contract issues, the Marlins might have to trade Uggla. Uggla is 30 years old and made $7.8 Million last year. Uggla might demand somewhere near $8-10M next season if he goes to arbitration. Then in 2012, he would be a free agent.  MLB sources say that they are still in negotiations and things might still get worked out.

Mets would have to get rid of some salary before they would make a move like this. If the Mets could get anything for Castillo or Perez along with their salaries (Mets would have to take some of money on) it might not be bad move.

I know its very premature thoughts, but the Mets have to hire Wally first.

My first choice is still Hurdle, but I would not be pissed if Wally ball comes to Queens. 

Just something to think about on fall blissful day.  
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