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Jul 19, 2014

Giants Rumors: Dan Uggla being talked about

By on 10:41 AM

The Atlanta Braves cut ties with Dan Uggla on Friday, giving him his outright release from the club. When the Braves failed to trade Uggla during the last month, General Manager Frank Wren told Mark Bowman of that this was our only option. But it might not be all bad news for Uggla, the San Francisco Giants have been rumored to be interested in the struggling second baseman.

According to Andrew Baggarly of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, he tweeted that he can confirm the Giants are considering Uggla.

The Giants have a questionable situation at second base.  Marco Scutaro just returned from the DL and Joe Panik has been pretty good in the field but missing at the plate.  Uggla hasn't just struggled this year but for the last two and half years. Uggla's best season with the Braves was his first season with them in 2011, where he did bat only .233 but he hit 36 home runs, a career high.

With the development of the new second baseman with the Braves, Tommy La Stella, the team saw no other option but to release Uggla. Even though Uggla could hit the laces off the ball if he hit it, his performance had become so low the Braves could not continue to waste the spot.

At the rate Uggla declined there is serious doubt that any team would take a risk on him. It seems Uggla would need a basic overhaul in the minors to get back in the zone and at 34 years old it makes the three-time All-Star a big risk for any team. But who knows maybe a change of scenery is exactly what Uggla needs or maybe just the fact knowing he may have blown his chance might kick start the fire he needs to up his game.

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