It appears more and more likely that the Arizona
Diamondbacks will part ways with outfielder Justin Upton prior to the start of
the 2013 MLB season, and Buster Olney of ESPN believes the Atlanta Braves could
be the “best fit” for the young slugger.
Olney notes that depending on what the Texas Rangers decide
to do, the Braves may well be the best fit for Upton. Texas and Atlanta have
been two of the primary teams linked to the 25-year-old throughout the
However, Olney notes that Texas may elect to hold onto top
prospects such as Mike Olt, Jurickson Profar and Martin Perez to use at a later
date to pursue Giancarlo Stanton and David Price, a pair of high-profile
players that are expected to eventually become available.
Unlike the Rangers, Olney believes the Braves would be
willing to part with a “good package of prospects” for Upton. This would likely
include one or two of Atlanta highly regarded young arms.
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