Dan Uggla has no idea when he is truly in The Best Shape of His Life

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Here was David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeting during spring training 2012:

Here is David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeting today:

Next year: “Dan Uggla lops off leg to drop weight but packs on pounds in his upper body. Frankly, he’s lost.”

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?