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Dan Uggla Says He's Not Done Negotiating -- But Are Marlins?

       With force in his voice, Dan Uggla was adament with reporters on Thursday that he wishes to remain with the Marlins and is still open to working out a mutli-year contract extension even though he is hearing that the Marlins have closed the door.

        Uggla reportedly turned down the Marlins' offer of a four-year, $48 million contract, but said he believes the gap between the two sides is "bridgeable."

        "This is what happens in negotiations," Uggla said. "You turn down deals and counter-deals. We are still wanting to negotiate. From what I've read, it sounds like they've stopped. To hear that kind of statement sounds like there's not going to be a whole lot of effort made. We still want to negotiate and get something done."

        The Marlins have not commented on negotiations with Uggla, who is believed to be seeking a five-year deal. Uggla is the franchise's all-time home run leader and on Thursday learned that he won the Silver Slugger Award as the National League's top hitting second baseman last season.

       "There is one thing I want to get straight," Uggla said. "I want it to be known that I do want to stay in Florida and we are still wanting to get something done. In my eyes, I think we can close the gap on this thing. But that's me talking. I don't know how they feel."

        Uggla is arbitration-eligible and remains under team control for the 2011 season, after which he could become a free agent. But the Marlins could consider trading him if an extension isn't worked out this offseason.

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Villa26

Give him the money that he wants!!!!
He deserve it!!!!!

Carlos

Wouldn't be shocked at all if the Marlins let him walk. It's par for the course with them to 86 any fan favorites. Look what at they coldly did to Cody. I hate Loria and Samson.

brg611

npbody ever accused loria and samson of being good baseball team owners

bigfan

Are you guys crazy. 48 mil is more than fair. Uggla is not the best defensive short stop and he still strikes out alot. I am thrilled the Marlins offered him that money. It shows that they are willing FINALLY to spend money. Uggla deserves to be paid. I think 48 mil should feed his family for a while.

UMoney

I think it was a fair deal made by the Marlins, but I don't blame Uggla for turning it down. His value will never be higher than it is right now. Just remember that it looked for a while like contract negotiations were off the table with Josh Johnson and they wound up getting him signed. Hopefully they can get the deal done with Uggla.

rob

you cannot pay him more than what Hanley makes per year........ go screw yourself Uggla!

Eddie S

12 million for 4 years is more than generous.Although Uggla is a wonderful home-run hitter,his defense is suspect. Last year the Marlins were desperately trying to trade Uggla but the value in return was poor because of his lack of speed and bad fielding. I would attempt to trade him again. Many praises for the Marlins for giving Uggla such a wonderful contract.

dat

48 Million i believe is a good deal but, now this spoil Baseball BRATTTTTTTSSSSS want to make 20 mil per year 12 mil is not enough, let this spoils AS** trade our salaries with one of us normal people that make $9.00 to $12.00 hour and still find the cash to buy a season tickets, i would say if they offer him 4 to 5 mil per year then that would be crappy but 12. mil per year, TRade him away get new talent.

Villa26

Re-Sign Uggs!!!!!!
Please!!!!

MadMc44

Even up trade with Boston--Jacoby Ellsbury for Uggla.
Or Iglesias, SS, and Kelley, P, for Uggla.

You can't pay Uggla more than Hanley, your best player.

RENE J .LEONARD

i THINK THE mARLINS HAVE BEEN VERY FAIR IN THEIR OFFER. UGLA IS NOT HANLEY !!!!

JUAN YANES

UGLA DON'T DESERVE MORE THAN 48 M FOR FOUR YEARS; HE SHOULD THINK HE HAS MANY DEFECTS STILL AND CAN SINK IF HE MOVE TO ANOTHER TEAM, BECAUSE HE HAS GET A LOT OF CONFIDENCE WITH THIS TEAM BUT INTO OTHER HUM?....

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