The Braves love B.J. Upton.
And physically, whats not to love? He runs like the wind, swiping bases with ease. His power can be intimidating.His glove swallows fly balls destined for the gaps.And even though he just turned 28, Upton is an experienced postseason performer, having already played for Tampa Bay in the 2008 World Series and AL Division Series in two other years.
The Braves have some cash and need a center fielder and right-handed power.
Upton needs a new home.
The perfect fit, right?Thats what the Braves would like to know.
Frank Wren, like other general managers with money to spend, is just beginning his offseason shopping spree. With Chipper Jones (13 million) and Derek Lowe (10 million) off the books, the Braves can pursue some of the best available players, and Upton certainly checks some of the Braves boxes.
But this is just the beginning of baseballs Spending Season.
Like Christmas shoppers, Wren and his cohorts are starting to look around.Theyre examining the...