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Giants considering Dan Uggla, who is not good at baseball

He can't hit, but at least he can't field, either.

maybe if i hold the bat like this, then distract him with my free hand ...
maybe if i hold the bat like this, then distract him with my free hand ...
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon! The Braves decided they would pay Dan Uggla more than $18 million rather than have him take up a roster spot, and they released him. The Giants, who were so disappointed in their low-contact, good-glove second baseman with power that they removed him from the 40-man roster, are now interested in a low-contact, bad-glove second baseman with power.

How I'm hoping they define "under consideration":

Front office person #1: Hey, Dan Uggla was released. Wonder if he's a fit?

Front office person #2: Have you seen how awful he's been?

Front office person #1: /spends five seconds on Baseball Reference

Front office person #1: haha, sorry

Dan Uggla would have been the worst second baseman on the Giants this season. Think about that. The worst. In a season with horrible, dreadful performances without Scutaro, Uggla would have made things much, much worse. He hasn't been good since 2012, and he's been actively poison the last two years. He's been worth -2.3 WAR over the last two seasons, which is something that Johnny LeMaster never managed to accomplish in two consecutive seasons.

Back away.

Run away.

He's 34. People who bring up Pat Burrell will be stuffed in the trunk. That shouldn't have worked, and it will never be repeated. Every available piece of evidence suggests this is a bad idea.

Dan Uggla is bad at baseball relative to the 750 players currently on a major league roster. The Giants should focus on players who are good at baseball relative to the 750 players currently on a major league roster. Uggla's OPS is lower than that of Juan Perez, who's hit .156/.208/.267 this year. Uggla hasn't hit as well has Ehire Adrianza. He hasn't come close to Gregor Blanco. He's barely hit better than Joaquin Arias, but don't forget that he can't field well.

This is what will happen if the Giants keep considering this:

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No. No. No no no.

Also, I'm not in favor of the Giants signing Dan Uggla.