Last month, the Diamondbacks hosted their former cornerstone, as Justin Upton returned to Phoenix in an Atlanta Braves uniform. This weekend, it's Upton's turn to play host as the D-backs meet the Braves for three games.
Upton has cooled off since a red-hot start that had D-backs fans lamenting the trade of its young franchise player. On the D-backs side, starting pitcher Randall Delgado has been somewhat underwhelming in two starts, with a third coming Friday against his fomer team, and third baseman Martin Prado has not lived up to expectations offensively.
Accordingly, it's still too early to say which team "won" the trade. But the two teams will be linked at least for a while thanks to the franchise-changing deal. And even with the uneven returns from the principals, both teams enter the series in first place in their divisions, so neither is complaining in the short term. Here's a look at what to expect for the weekend as the D-backs continue a 10-game road trip.