Originally written on Diamond Hoggers  |  Last updated 3/21/13
Braves fans are in for a fun year. You have to admire this organization. Chipper Jones exits stage left as possibly the greatest Atlanta Brave ever. The organization waits just a few months and brings in Justin Upton, a kid that many scouts said would be the next Ken Griffey Jr. type player and added him to a lineup who scouts said would be the next Ken Griffey Jr. type player (Jason Heyward). The Braves have had a recent string of postseason letdowns. The had the eventual champion Giants on the ropes in 2010 and let them off the hook. They’ve lost one-game playoffs in each of the last two years. Braves fans must feel like they’re a bit snake-bitten. Major Off-season Moves: Traded for Justin Upton and Chris Johnson (for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado) Signed B.J. Upton Signed Gerald Laird Traded for Jordan Walden (for Tommy Hanson) Chipper Jones retired Michael Bourn, David Ross, Jair Jurrjens signed elsewhere The Braves run their organization in a professional manner. They’re g...
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