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Dan Uggla at 3B/DH

Rumors abound that our beloved Orioles are one of two teams, the Giants being the other, expressly interested in trading for slugging second baseman Dan Uggla.  In the immortal words of Kent Brockman, "I for one think it's about f-ing time."

 

After multiple fanposts pondering the hole in our hearts and at third left by Sir Buntsalot, this kind of a trade might actually be too on-the-nose.  I mean, the Orioles are looking for a right-handed power bat to slot in behind Nick Markakis AND a third baseman to take over until Josh Bell, power-hitting prospect, tears Triple-A apart.  At which point Bell would take over at third and Uggla would be moved over to first or a DH role where his defense wouldn't be a downfall.

This would also quell complaints about Ty Wigginton's own defensive inabilities (although I wonder who would be worse Uggla or Wigginton) and bat and would free up Luke Scott as a trade deadline candidate given the hole at first is filled by one of three candidates.

A blog post from Roch reports that the Marlins would only want a second-tier pitcher, maybe not necessarily someone in the majors, for Uggla.  I could shower the names of pitchers that might be included in such a trade but "second-tier pitcher' seems vague.  We know that Jake Arrieta, Zack Britton, and Brandon Erbe would not be included in that their ceiling is that of a #3 or higher starter, but who else could be included?

Let's get the ball rolling on some armchair GMing.  Who would you trade for Dan Uggla?  Would you trade for Uggla at all or stay with in-house candidates for 3rd, 1st, and DH?  Commence pipedreaming!

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