Danny is getting noticed.
Uggla was voted the third-best defensive second baseman in the NL, trailing only Gold Glove winner Orlando Hudson (Diamondbacks) and Jose Castillo (Pirates).
The distinction was a testament to the hard work turned in by Uggla and infield coach Perry Hill. When the Marlins selected Uggla in the Rule 5 draft last winter, defense was considered a major shortcoming.
The hard work began in spring training when Perry and Uggla went through extra workouts every day.
"I abused the poor kid in spring training. I felt bad for him, but he never complained," Perry said.
That's our Oogie.
(Note: everything is short today - I have to be at work real early)