NY Mets: The three Marlins players that I despise the most
If this name sounds familiar, that could be because he spent all but half a year in the National League East. He played five years with the Marlins, three and a half with the Braves, and one year with the Nationals. Uggla like Stanton was someone who could change any given game with one swing of the bat.
In his career against the Mets, Uggla slashed .239/.326/.421 with 25 home runs and 71 RBI. Uggla was someone who usually produced one of the three true outcomes in his at-bats. He would either hit a home run, strikeout or draw a walk.
I think the reason Uggla is on here is just because the Marlins don’t have many players who have tormented the Mets. There is no example of a Chipper, Utley, or Rendon to have played for the Marlins.
Uggla is just someone who hit a bunch of home runs. The one big home run I can remember him hitting against the Mets was the one I wrote about in the first slide. He hit a home run on the final day of the 2008 season to give the Marlins a two-run lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
I think just Uggla spending pretty much his entire career in the National League East giving him the opportunity to hit the third-most home runs a Marlin has hit against the Mets and just being someone, I had to worry about when he came up to the plate gave him the spot.
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I thought about guys like Josh Johnson, Hanley Ramirez, and even Miguel Rojas who have done well against the Mets but they just weren’t in the division as long and weren’t as annoying as Dan Uggla.