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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby Ender » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:24 pm

I think they plan on extending Prado so they are looking at 3+ years of Prado plus some good prospects including a major league ready starter to get rid of a player they didn't like for whatever reason. I think the deal is pretty fair.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby kaiser » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:24 pm

Braves trade of Prado leaves them with more than $10M under their limit. I'd love to see them use that to pick up a solid 3B option and avoid a platoon.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby Kimbos Beard » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:55 pm

I think its a great move for the Braves. That will be a solid lineup and a great outfield for the next few years. Can't ask for more than that if you're a Braves fan.

If they can get even somewhat bounce back years from McCann and Uggla, that lineup is deep!
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby EL BURRO » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:08 pm

kubel is next! WelCome to the world of Kevin Towers, Dback fans... Having watched Towers trade all my SD Padres talent away for a sack of donuts over the years, none of this is surprising.

The positive net result of this should be that Adam Eaton finds a permanent home in OF and should be on everyone's fantasy radar in mixed leagues. On the downside, think Paul Goldschmidt fantasy season just took a big step backwards - Bill James will need to readjust those projections as he has far less protection around him in the line-up and not too sure who will be driving him in. Maybe that means he runs more and creates more opportunities, so there is also that possibility.

Meanwhile, BJ - Heyward - Justin atop the Braves lineup is ridiculous!
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby stevethumb » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm

dback fans can't like this set of prospects vs what the mariners were dangling... basically they traded upton for the prado upgrade over cjohnson, a #4 SP, and nick ahmed...
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby kaiser » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:02 pm

Atlanta Journal calling Braves new outfield "Up, Up and a Hey."

That's pretty darn good.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:20 pm

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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby jorgesca » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:23 pm

As a dbacks fan, I don't know what to say, I like Prado, but c'mon. We'll have to wait more than a few years to compete again and with the nice pitching we have it's gonna be sad to see them lose ~85-90 games.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby daullaz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:48 pm

kaiser wrote:Braves trade of Prado leaves them with more than $10M under their limit. I'd love to see them use that to pick up a solid 3B option and avoid a platoon.


True, but there's no FAs to spend it on. There's not really any viable trade candidates lying around -- I doubt they have the ammo for Headley, or even Mike Olt.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:10 pm

I'm glad I'm not a D'Backs fan. Yikes. Dumping Young, Bauer and Upton for very weak returns because they aren't "gritty" enough. They'd have been much better off just dumping Gibson and getting a manager that is satisfied with immense raw talent.
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