According to this Foxsports.com report, the Giants and Orioles are interested in Dan Uggla with the idea of moving him to third base. The Marlins are expected to trade their slugging second baseman, who is expected to make about $8 million through salary arbitration.
The report also mentions the Red Sox as another possible suitor with the thought of moving Uggla to left field if they don't re-sign Jason Bay. That one I have a hard time envisioning.
Most likely, the Marlins are looking for pitching in any trade involving Uggla.
And my guess is, they'll move quickly if they have a trade worked out that suits them. Fast action has been the history with the Marlins front office. Last year, they made three major trades between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13:
-- Mike Jacobs to the Royals for Leo Nunez on Oct. 30.
-- Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to the Nationals for Emilio Bonifacio et al on Nov. 11.
-- Kevin Gregg to the Cubs for Jose Ceda on Nov. 13.
They made the Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis trade to Detroit on Dec. 4, 2007, and the Josh Beckett/Mike Lowell trade to Boston (for Hanley Ramirez) on Nov. 24, 2005. This year, they've already dealt Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox.