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Braves Interest In Dan Uggla Heating Up

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Braves and Marlins are talking about a trade that would send second baseman Dan Uggla to the Braves in exchange for infielder Omar Infante and left-handed reliever Mike Dunn. This rumor was also confirmed by David O'Brien of the AJC.

This would be an excellent swap for Atlanta, trading an infielder for an infielder (and really a utility infielder in Omar for a starting infielder in Uggla), while only parting with their third-best lefty-handed reliever. Giving up Infante would hurt the Braves flexibility, but while he posted career highs in many categories last year he is not likely to repeat them, and Uggla is a more proven offensive threat. If this is the deal as it would go down I highly approve, as we would be swapping infielders and only paying a small price with Dunn and the added salary that Uggla would bring with him.

Like Uggla, Infante is a free agent after next season, and would likely leave the Braves anyway, so the fear of simply renting Uggla for a year is replaced by the knowledge that we'd be swapping a one-year player for a one-year player.

Make it happen Frank.

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