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Braves Acquire Dan Uggla

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Braves fans, rejoice. We've got our big right handed bat, and  his name...IS DAN UGGLA! God I've wanted to do that for awhile...anyway, the deal is done. All the damage was is Mike Dunn, who wasn't guaranteed a spot on the major league roster to begin with, and Omar Infante, who is a utilityman that got too much playing time last season and got exposed. Uggla just won the NL Silver Slugger at second base last week, and now he's going to slide perfectly into the Braves lineup. But at what position, its anyone's guess. One possibility is shifting Chipper to first, Prado to third, and Uggla to second. Where does that leave Freddie Freeman? A trade for a left fielder possibly? Another option is that this could lead to Chipper's retirement, meaning the Braves would still need a left fielder. A final option is that either Uggla or Martin Prado would shift to left field. I like Uggla's bat better at second base than in left field, but I'll take it wherever I can get it.

Today is a today for celebration...we've got the bat we've always wanted. And it took absolutely nothing to get him.


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