Post by Tomasz Radko Post by Tarkus Post by zig zigalo
Wow, that seems cheap.
Does that mean Prado moves to LF until Chipper's inevitable injury?
It isn't. Teixeira trade redivivus, of course in mini version.
"I estimate Uggla’s play to be worth $11 million in 2011, while
collecting a salary of $9-$10 million in his final year of arbitration.
I estimate Infante to be worth $5.5 million with his salary
contractually set at $2.5 million. Dunn is expected to be worth $800,000
with an estimated salary of just over the league minimum of $400,000.
The values reveal that the Braves become a better team, but they will be
paying for it. Infante will be in the last year of his contract, while
Dunn still has five years of service time left.
The Marlins move was preceded by Uggla turning down a four-year, $48
million contract that I thought was a fair offer. The Braves may think
that they can use the next year to hammer out a reasonable extension,
like they did with Tim Hudson after acquiring him from the A’s, but
Uggla does not seem to be willing to take a discount—he’s reportedly
asking for five years and $71 million, too steep".
You can't compare this trade to the Teixeira one. In that one, we gave
up five players whose contracts we had under control for many years
each. In this trade, only Dunn was in that category. Uggla costs more
than Infante but we need what he brings offensively.
My only concern about this trade is that it continues to degrade our
infield defense. Last offseason, we were looking at Escobar and Prado
up the middle, with Infante backing up both. Now we have Sea Bass and
Uggla up the middle with Brooks Conrad and some minor leaguers as
backups. Freeman will be slick at 1B, but Chipper has become a shadow
of his former self defensively at 3B when he is actually out there.