They should trade muscle bound, slow, plodding, no defensive range, crowd favorite Dan Uggla for some bullpen pitching. His trade value is at its maximum right now and the guy is just not a natural athlete. He's a pure over-achiever and he sure looks out of place next to his increasingly athletic teammates.
That way Bonafacio could move to his natural position-second base. We got plenty of guys that could play third base. Just for instance, I think Andy Gonzalez (and where did he come from?) has some potential. And don't forget there's Wes Helms and Alfredo will be coming off the disabled list.
Or they could move Cantu back to third and maybe Gaby Sanchez could step up and play like he did in AA. But Cantu does look to be much more relaxed at first than he did at third. Most (maybe all) of his errors were throwing errors last year. So maybe he could turn into a decent first baseman-certainly a lot better than Jacobs. He did have one great pick on ball in the dirt yesterday.
With 2-3 lights out middle relievers (including an Arthur Rhodes clone lefty specialist type) we could win the NL East title for the first time. Seriously. Just like we didn't need Jacobs or Willingham. We don't need Uggla-we don't need him for anything.
And if (especially if) he starts hitting, the next to go should be Hermida-for another bullpen arm or maybe some pitching prospects. Another awkward guy out there sticking out like a sore thumb among some guys with natural fielding ability.
Let's see what Bret Carrol can do as a starter. He's great in the field, has potential as a hitter and is really quite fast on the basepaths. They might move Cody to left and utilize Carroll's great arm in right. That we we would have a dynamite defensive outfield.