“Uggla-y” Defense? Not So Fast!

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Shane Dobbs in MLB
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We all know what Dan Uggla can bring to the tableùa lead pipe for a bat and a lead glove to match it.á With the rumors swirling of a possible trade that would land the All-Star second baseman in Atlanta, many concerns have arose, mainly about his defense, or lack thereof. Is Uggla's defense as bad as it is perceived to be?á The simple answer is no.á Although he has never been or will never be a Gold Glove caliber defender, he is far from having the "lead" glove eluded to earlier.á The fans misconception of Uggla started back in 2008.á During the 2008 All-Star Game, played in Yankee Stadium, Uggla committed two consecutive errors on easily playable balls.á Fortunately for him (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), neither of those runners scored allowing the game to c ...

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