Well, that didn't take long.
The Marlins trade of Dan Uggla to division rival Atlanta happened in what's no more than a blink since it was reported Uggla was on the market. Uggla, no doubt happy to be reunited with manager Fredi Gonzalez, will also be able to stay at second base, his preferred position.
The return for Uggla was a lot less than I expected. Super-utility guy Omar Infante, a 2010 NL Al-Star, turns 29 next month. He's a good player, but not the run producer Uggla has been. Michael Dunn is 25, a lefty reliever with a high upside, but it still seems like a light package for a player who's hit 27 or more home runs 5 years in a row. He's averaged 97 RBI every 162 games.
The Nationals had inquired on Uggla, but obviously the talks never went very far. The Marlins don't seem concerned about trading within the NL East; they sent Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen to the Nats a couple of years ago without falling apart. Uggla can only help the Braves, who now must shop for a utility guy with the same kind of versatility that Infante displayed. That may not be easy.