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  1. What's next for Uggla?

    Doug Mittler

    Exercising his right as a veteran, Dan Uggla has declined to go to the minor leagues after being designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants last week. Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News tweets it's "hard to see him back w/ Giants at any poi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Giants waving white flag?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants were fairly quiet at the trade deadline, although they did manage to acquire Jake Peavy for two minor leaguers last weekend. But couple that inaction with the decision to designate Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin for assignmen...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  3. Giants quest for 2B help

    AJ Mass

    Early reports that the San Francisco Giants have decided to release Dan Uggla appears to have been premature, but even if the second baseman is still on the roster for now, it certainly would not be a surprise to see him out of a job by the time this...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Giants still searching at second?

    Dan Uggla has gone 0-for-8 in his first three games with the San Francisco Giants, and his two errors at second base on Sunday certainly didn't help make any better of a first impression with his new team. With the trade deadline coming on Thursday, ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. Top landing spots for Uggla

    Joe Kaiser

    Dan Uggla's disappointing four-year run in Atlanta officially came to an end on Friday, as the Braves requested unconditional release waivers on the veteran second baseman and ate the $18 million owed to him for the remainder of this year and next. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  6. Uggla done in Atlanta?

    AJ Mass

    It looks like the Atlanta Braves have finally had enough of Dan Uggla's lackluster performance this season. On Saturday night, the team recalled infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A and, as David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, "...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  7. What can A's do at second base?

    AJ Mass

    In his blog on Sunday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney points out that the OPS produced by Oakland Athletics's second basemen is ranked fifth-worst of any position in all of baseball. If there's a place where the first-place A's might be looking to improve, ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  8. Braves hopeful Simmons can play

    AJ Mass

    The dreaded day-to-day tag has been affixed to the status of Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves after the shortstop had to leave Tuesday night's game with a sore right ankle. Manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters after the game that the ankle ha...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. Uggla on thin ice?

    Doug Mittler

    At first, it was just a night off. Now Dan Uggla is in the midst of an extended stay on the Atlanta Braves' bench. Uggla, owner of a paltry .1984/.258/.272 slash line, was out of the Braves lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday, and manage...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. Lack of patience hurting Braves offense

    Buster Olney

    From the time the Braves added brothers Justin and B.J. Upton to a lineup that already included Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, they seemed like a science experiment built for this question: How many strikeouts can one lineup generate w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. Braves ready to move on from Uggla?

    AJ Mass

    Since April 22, Dan Uggla has gone just 3-for-34 (.088) for the Atlanta Braves and as Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes, there is "speculation swirling that Uggla's days as a regular in the Braves' lineup might be numbered." Bowman says that the Bra...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. Braves sticking with Uggla

    Doug Mittler

    The lowest batting average in the major leagues last season belonged to Dan Uggla, whose .179 mark with the Braves was almost 30 points worse than the next closest qualifier, Darwin Barney of the Cubs. Atlanta tried to find a new home for Uggla th...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  13. Early observations from spring training

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This is the time of spring training when a player can redefine himself with a first impression, good or bad. You could be Jesus Montero walking into the Seattle Mariners' camp 40 pounds overweight, or maybe Masahiro Tanaka, cutting...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  14. Players, teams in need of strong springs

    Buster Olney

    Eduardo Perez spoke on the podcast Thursday about how his perspective on spring training changed after Tino Martinez joined the Cardinals in 2002. The numbers don't count, the wins and losses evaporate once the regular-season starts, but what Perez t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Braves spending spree not over?

    AJ Mass

    You may not have noticed, but the Atlanta Braves have been big spenders this offseason, though instead of signing any big-name free agents, they've focused on locking up their own young talent to multi-year contracts. So far, they've committed to $28...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  16. Players who could lose jobs this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Some players use spring training to get into playing shape, get their timing down, work on a new pitch or tweak their mechanics. Other players, however, know that time is running out, and if they have a poor spring, they could be out of a job. No...

    Blog | February 19, 2014