Braves Acquire Dan Uggla: 10 Reasons It Makes Atlanta NL East Favorites In 2011

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Braves Acquire Dan Uggla: 10 Reasons It Makes Atlanta NL East Favorites In 2011
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The Florida Marlins have agreed to trade their star second baseman Dan Uggla to the Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-handed reliever Michael Dunn, Fox Sports reported Tuesday afternoon.

Uggla, the only second baseman in history to record four, 30-home run seasons, gives the Braves that right-handed power they were desperately lacking in their hunt for the 2010 World Series.

Now, with a much more dangerous lineup and a legitimate cleanup hitter, the Braves become the favorites to win the National League East.

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