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Good move putting Maybin into the leadoff spot

Fredi Gonzalez has moved Cameron Maybin to the leadoff spot. This allows Maybin to use his speed when he gets onto base, which was hindered when he was batting in front of  Hanley Ramirez. Maybin’s OBA is pretty decent so far, but he has to cut down on his strikeouts.


Should the Marlins trade Dan Uggla?

By Andrew Polin

I’ve been a Dan Uggla fan since he was a Rule 5 draft pick. He’s a blue-collar baseball player who has produced tremendously for the Marlins. Being old school, I’ve always wondered why he didn’t choke up to cut down on strikeouts with the a two-strike count. But you can’t argue with 30 homeruns and 90 RBIs a year.

But the next six months is when the Marlins should trade Uggla. The team needs to improve its defense and, let’s face it, Uggla is an average to below average defender and will just lose range in the years to come. His Ultimate Zone Rating was a -10.1 in 2009. Compare this to Chase Utley’s UZR rating which was 10.8.

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