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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby aardvarks » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:56 pm

I traded for Evan Gattis in my dynasty, hoping he would grab some playing time in LF this yr. He seems to be a man wtihout a position now.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby OBPlover » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Skin Blues wrote: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.


Prado is not "weak".

His 2012 War was better than Justin Upton's alone. Add in Randy Delgado and some other solid prospects and the deal is quite fine for the Dbacks.

Right now here is the Dback's lineup (estimated)

Prado 3B
Hill 2B
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt b
Ross RF
Montero C
Parra CF
Pennington SS
Pitcher

Doesn't look that bad to me.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:30 pm

OBPlover wrote:
Skin Blues wrote: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.


Prado is not "weak".

His 2012 War was better than Justin Upton's alone. Add in Randy Delgado and some other solid prospects and the deal is quite fine for the Dbacks.

Right now here is the Dback's lineup (estimated)

Prado 3B
Hill 2B
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt b
Ross RF
Montero C
Parra CF
Pennington SS
Pitcher

Doesn't look that bad to me.


Pretty sure swap Ross and Prado. Gibson says he sees Prado as a #5 hitter and wants him up with guys on base. It's a decent line up, but worse than it was before the offseason imo.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:26 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:
OBPlover wrote:
Skin Blues wrote: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.


Prado is not "weak".

His 2012 War was better than Justin Upton's alone. Add in Randy Delgado and some other solid prospects and the deal is quite fine for the Dbacks.

Right now here is the Dback's lineup (estimated)

Prado 3B
Hill 2B
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt b
Ross RF
Montero C
Parra CF
Pennington SS
Pitcher

Doesn't look that bad to me.


Pretty sure swap Ross and Prado. Gibson says he sees Prado as a #5 hitter and wants him up with guys on base. It's a decent line up, but worse than it was before the offseason imo.

That lineup isn't scaring anybody. They should all be glad they play in a bandbox.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:41 pm

I think this is a disaster for the Diamondbacks.

A guy that can field every position, but has a league average bat (whopee), a young SP that's slowly getting worse and some filler rubbish. All this for the peak of a highly regarded OF.

You know that Upton only just had his age 24 season???

And that the Braves are one of the elite teams in baseball at growing their own pitching, so if one of their pitching prospects is GETTING WORSE, he's most likely not fixable??

Horrible.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby kaiser » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:46 pm

Just to show how well regarded Pradois here in Atlanta, and how much he means to Brvaes fans: the headline in the Atlanta Journal Constitution today did not read, "Braves Trade for Justin Upton." It read, "Martin Prado is no longer a Brave."
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:09 pm

Martin Prado is good, but he's no Justin Upton.
Justin Upton is going to be so good.
for most of 2012 Upton was dealing with a sore thumb. he finally got healthy in September.. .301/.354/.544/.898/ 6 HR.
plus he's still only 25 years old.
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby jackie hayes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:24 pm

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

That's pretty darn good.


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I thoroughly enjoyed both of these. :-D
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby Element » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:26 pm

I like Prado a lot, but he's not a potential MVP candidate. The D-Backs had better get him extended or this is going to look even worse.

On a side note ... glad to see J-Up out of the NL West!
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Re: Justin Upton to the Braves

Postby jackie hayes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:28 pm

OBPlover wrote:Right now here is the Dback's lineup (estimated)

Prado 3B
Hill 2B
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt b
Ross RF
Montero C
Parra CF
Pennington SS
Pitcher

Doesn't look that bad to me.


You don't see Eaton as a regular?
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