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World Series Dreaming:
The sports landscape is going to be about brothers for awhile. The Harbaugh brothers will be squaring off in the Super Bowl and the media will latch onto the “brother against brother” storyline. You’re going to hear a lot about that. Another pair of brothers made baseball news, however, as the Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson, sending Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Here are some of the rapid reax to the trade:
Source: Prado in deal. The trade, as reported by @mlbbowman: Upton, Johnson from #Diamondbacks to #Braves for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed, Spruill
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 24, 2013
Can we have your best player in exchange for a few decent things that we can live without? Deal. #DBacks/#Braves
— Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) January 24, 2013
One GM on Upton deal for the Braves: “A coup.”
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 24, 2013
The #Diamondbacks are in worse shape t...
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Yes, I know Justin Upton will be playing left field for us, so I'm very interested to see this MLBN special. Here are the details from MLB PR:
I thought you might be interested to know that Jason Heyward and the newly-acquired Justin Upton will both be featured in MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now: Right Fielders” tonight at 10pm ET. MLB Network determined its rankings...
As is typically the way of the baseball off season, this one has had it's share of interesting stories. But, one of my favorites is one involving Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Tucked away in a nice little piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the 2011 National League Rookie of Year is this.Kimbrel got married Dec. 1. The honeymoon in the Dominican Republic...
Source: Braves get Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from D-backs for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed and Spruill.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 24, 2013
On why Prado was expendable:
Prado under club control for only one more season. Asked for $7.05M in arg, #Braves offered $6.65M. Eligible for free agency end of year.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 24, 2013
The Braves pulled it off. Justin Upton will be joining his brother B.J. Upton in the Braves' outfield in 2013. Surprisingly though, the Braves traded their would-be third baseman Martin Prado to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the deal. Here's how the deal breaks down, courtesy MLB.com's Mark Bowman and...
The Braves went the extra mile and didn't stop with one, but both Justin and BJ Upton. Here's why this is the mile marker move the Braves have been due for.The post Atlanta’s Bash Brothers: Justin and B.J. Upton appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections which have him missing the start of the season.
Even so, the Braves catcher realizes he must be cautious in his return from major surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
McCann said Wednesday "things are ramping up" midway through his six-month rehabilitation...
Justin Upton and B.J. Upton accomplished a rare feat last season when they both cracked their 100th career home run on the same night. If they repeat any milestones going forward, it could be while both wear the same uniform.
The Braves and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Justin Upton will now...
ATLANTA (AP) -- B.J. Upton is excited about the possibility of a family reunion in the Braves' outfield.
He signed a five-year, 75.25 million contract with Atlanta in November. After hearing the Braves may be pursuing a trade with Arizona for his younger brother, Justin Upton, B.J. said on his Twitter account: "Please don't tease me like this... Would be a dream come...
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a
deal that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta in exchange for a package of
players, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
players are agreed to in Justin Upton trade. pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 24, 2013
Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona
In a seven player trade, the Atlanta Braves have acquired OF Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also coming to Atlanta will be 3B Chris Johnson who will have some BIG shoes to fill for Chipper Jones who has finally retired. The Braves will ship a package to Arizona including 3B/OF Martin Prado, SP Randall Delgado, SS Nick Ahmed & P Zeke Spruill. The Braves...
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players.
Arizona will recieve Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury from the Braves. Atlanta will receive Chris Johnson in addition to Upton.
Upton, 23, compiled a .289/.369/.529 line last season while hitting 31 home...