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Friday, August 01, 2014

Giants Designate Dan Uggla, Tyler Colvin

Thus ends Colvin’s Saberhagening.

The Giants have designated [Dan] Uggla and [Tyler] Colvin for assignment, tweets Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News…

Uggla struggled mightily in his short time in San Francisco, failing to register a hit in 12 plate appearances while striking out six times (to go with three errors in the field). Of course, that is a continuation of his difficult time this year and last in Atlanta. Since the start of 2013, the 34-year-old has slashed .171/.291/.326 over 694 plate appearances, racking up 217 strikeouts along the way.

Colvin, meanwhile, owns a meager .225/.270/.384 line in 148 plate appearances on the season.

The District Attorney Posted: August 01, 2014 at 03:22 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dan uggla, giants, transactions, tyler colvin

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   1. Batman Posted: August 01, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4762678)
Uggla's next signing should come pre-DFAed.
   2. bfan Posted: August 01, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4762679)
The Giants figured out in 12 ABs what it took the Braves 140 ABs to figure out; Dan Uggla is through. The margin between good enough and not good enough at this high a level of baseball is pretty thin, but it is pretty easy to see which side of the line Danny boy falls on, these days.
   3. DA Baracus, Braves Travel Agent Posted: August 01, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4762685)
What were they expecting?

I had hoped he'd stick and save the Braves a few bucks.
   4. Tom (and his broom) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4762695)
Not mentioned in the article is that the Giants have called up Matt Duffy and Jarret Parker from AA Richmond.
   5. akrasian Posted: August 01, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4762696)
I had hoped he'd stick and save the Braves a few bucks.

Aren't the Giants still responsible for the $500k they agreed upon?

I was hoping he'd stick since he basically let the Dodgers sweep a series with his errors and horrible hitting. I say keep that going on!
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4762697)
Others let go today: Mike Carp (DFA), Jordan Schafer, Jim Johnson
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: August 01, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4762753)
Mike Carp (DFA)

That should help with his complaint about not getting enough playing time.
   8. dr. scott Posted: August 01, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4762775)
Mike Carp (DFA)

Its tough being a second tier freshwater Mike.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: August 01, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4762790)
Hadn't thought of that ... is Mike Carp the new Ryan McGuire of bad fantasy trade proposals?

Is Colvin's line really that bad for backup OF these days?
   10. dr. scott Posted: August 01, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4762795)
Colvin was a replacement level hitter and a bad fielder... and the giants already have bad backup OFs with good defense.
   11. jdennis Posted: August 01, 2014 at 07:49 PM (#4762837)
Not only did he not hit, Uggla committed errors in the field too. It was kind of incredible. Olney asked Bochy what's wrong with him and Bochy was basically just like "Yeah, he sucks."
   12. BochysFingers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 12:22 AM (#4762965)
Uggla managed to be a worse pickup than Jeff Francouer.
   13. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 02, 2014 at 12:26 AM (#4762968)
That should help with his complaint about not getting enough playing time.

I take satisfaction in doing this to guys who complain about playing time in OOTP, and they're not even real.
   14. GEB4000 Posted: August 02, 2014 at 04:22 PM (#4763109)
Uggla had old man skills. Atlanta should have never signed him to a big contract.
   15. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: August 02, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4763110)
Remember when Tyler Colvin got impaled by a bat? That was weird.

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