Originally Posted by DonnieDarko
Be that as it may, if you were Toronto, why would you trade assets for Beckham, when you can just pick up Uggla off the scrap heap? To me it's a no-brainer, if only for a stop-gap measure at 2B.
I don't necessarily think targeting a poor defensive 2B who has hit about .170 the last two seasons and strikes out as much as Adam Dunn is a "no brainer". Just about the only benefit you get is a power bat and only having to part with money instead of a prospect. Assuming Toronto has their sights set on Uggla, there also is no guarantee they get him. I'm sure other teams are going to want Uggla as well because as you said, he doesn't require a prospect and someone will take a flier on him. The Reds, Giants, and A's have also been kicking the tires on the 2B market so the Jays will have competition if they want him.