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After hearing yesterday that the two teams were nearing a deal, the Braves and Diamondbacks completed their trade sending outfielder Justin Upton to Atlanta. Along with Upton, the Braves acquire third baseman Chris Johnson, and they send a package of five players to the desert, highlighted by third baseman Martin Prado. Also heading to the Diamondbacks are starting pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill, infielder Nick Ahmed, and first baseman Brandon Drury.
In Upton, the Braves acquire a five tool player with a six win ceiling signed for the next three years. Their outfield is set for the next three years with Upton, his brother BJ, and Jason Heyward, potentially the most talented in the league. While trading Prado does create a hole at third base, the Braves already had one hole on the team with Prado around, and he was hitting the free agency market this winter. After the Braves attempted to sign Prado to a long-term extension and he demanded $10 to $12 million per season,...
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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...
The trade for Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks not only has an impact on the big league squad, it has both short-term and long-term effects on the Braves' farm system overall. Did the deal make sense with what the Braves gave up on the minor league side?
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 true if it...
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...
Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting what they wanted: a team full of gritty dirtballs.
Theyve traded center fielder Chris Young, right-hander Trevor Bauer and right fielder Justin Upton, all for questionable returns. Now lets see if they can win a World Series with their curious emphasis on toughness over talent.
Why even move Upton?
That has been the question ever since...
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...
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Randall Delgado, infielder Martin Prado and minor leaguers Nick Ahmed, Brandon Drury and Zeke Spruill, according to an ESPN report. The deal ends months of speculation involving the D-Backs outfielder, who will now play alongside his older brother,...
The Phillies' division rivals have landed several big names this offseason already. While the Phillies have added Delmon Young and Michael Young, the Phillies have seen B.J. Upton, Rafael Soriano, Denard Span, and Adam LaRoche added to division rivals. The next one may be Justin Upton, whom the Arizona Diamondbacks...
And so, while you're sitting around dreaming up silver linings after the Braves completed a trade for Justin Upton earlier today which leaves them with an outfield of Upton, Upton, and Heyward, enjoy the photo above of John Lannan working out with new Phillies teammate John Mayberry Jr.
Yeah, it'll sure be strange the first time Lannan takes the mound at Nationals Park...
Each and every year we see big name free agents sign deals that are absolutely ludicrous and well beyond the player’s actual value. Each and every year we see people lambaste the Yankees for having a roster full of terrible deals and overpriced stars. Each and every year we see a small market team with a small payroll doing much better than a team with a payroll of $100 million...