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Atkins' '09 BABIP was that low primarily because he was really bad at hitting. remember that hitters have significantly more control over their BABIP than pitchers. His LD has been in steady decline over the last few years and I'd frankly be surprised if he bounced back to a .750+ OPS.

If you're going the FA route and want a good, experienced glove, Beltre is your man. He'll at least give you some offensive production. I don't view Atkins as a better option than Feliz.

I agree that he was really bad in '09.

I'm talking mainly in comparison to Uggla, here.... I prefer him to Uggla as our third baseman.

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The main obstacle is that Uggla doesn't want to move off 2B:

"Danny Uggla's been a full-time second baseman for the last four years," agent Jeff Borris said. "He's performed exceptionally well at that position. Although he has the athleticism to play other positions, he's performed remarkably over these four years at second base and there should be no reason to consider a position change at this time."

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I like Uggla and wouldn't be disappointed to see him in an O's uniform, but why trade for a stopgap? I am an optimist, but the best we can hope for this year is a nice run towards .500. I think trading for Uggla is buying in too early unless we are getting a really good deal.

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If only we had the 3rd pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, we could have taken Longoria and avoided this whole mess...we were thinking 3B when we took Rowell...and passed on LINCECUM. Our scouts must be blind.

Every team has a story like this. It is not like Lincecum went 4. It happens.

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If healthy, we can always sign Troy Glaus and likely get those stats.

The key words there. Glaus looked awful in his comeback late last season.

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If only we had the 3rd pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, we could have taken Longoria and avoided this whole mess...we were thinking 3B when we took Rowell...and passed on LINCECUM. Our scouts must be blind.

Oh, that's not a road you want to go down.

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Oh, that's not a road you want to go down.

You just never know with young players...when young players like that have never played an inning of pro ball, you just never know. Its all a gamble.

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My question is, would Uggla struggle making the transition to the AL, like some other players have? He seems like a good fit for Camden Yards, but how is he going to do against AL East pitching?

He doesn't have much data on it of course, but here's what we have:

vs Boston - .654 OPS (23 PAs)

vs New York - .582 OPS (11 PAs)

vs Tampa - .635 OPS (95 PAs)

vs Toronto - .929 OPS (27 PAs)

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Since I bothered looking up career splits, here are two other interesting ones to me:

1. Uggla has a career reverse split as a RH bat. He hits .847 vs RHP and .761 vs LHP. Does this mean anything to the Orioles?

2. Uggla is a first-half ballplayer. Career breakdown by month:

March/April - .750

May - .976

June - .894

July - .744

August - .816

Sept/Oct - .765

I worry seeing that, that Uggla may fall into the perennial late Oriole season trap.

Overall though, if the Orioles can steal him away, I'm all for it.

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Since I bothered looking up career splits, here are two other interesting ones to me:

1. Uggla has a career reverse split as a RH bat. He hits .847 vs RHP and .761 vs LHP. Does this mean anything to the Orioles?

2. Uggla is a first-half ballplayer. Career breakdown by month:

March/April - .750

May - .976

June - .894

July - .744

August - .816

Sept/Oct - .765

I worry seeing that, that Uggla may fall into the perennial late Oriole season trap.

Overall though, if the Orioles can steal him away, I'm all for it.

Wow...those August/Sept/October numbers may actually be pretty high for us. Seems like those are the months where our guys crash and burn.

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The main obstacle is that Uggla doesn't want to move off 2B:

"Danny Uggla's been a full-time second baseman for the last four years," agent Jeff Borris said. "He's performed exceptionally well at that position. Although he has the athleticism to play other positions, he's performed remarkably over these four years at second base and there should be no reason to consider a position change at this time."

Certainly from an offensive standpoint that is the case, but I hope he doesn't mean from a defensive standpoint as well. All the numbers would seem to suggest he's not a good defensive second baseman.

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"Based on what I've heard from our beat guy Jeff Zrebiec, I'd have to say that Uggla would be third or fourth on the Orioles' wish list, behind Pedro Feliz, Garrett Atkins and the most expensive option, Adrian Beltre"

It'll be interesting to see what Beltre gets in years and money (as he says "most expensive option" compared to what Uggla gets in arbitration and players involved in a potential trade.

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