Originally posted on MLB Buzz  |  Last updated 11/29/12
The clacking you hear is the sound of dominoes falling throughout the major leagues. Wednesday, B.J. Upton agreed to a five-year, $75.25 million contract with the Atlanta Braves. Thursday, the Washington Nationals acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. A quick assessment of what the moves mean for other players in the Hot Stove League: ● The Philadelphia Phillies: Upgrades by National League East rivals on back-to-back days have fueled speculation that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will want to make a splashy offseason move. Free agent Josh Hamilton, whose market is unclear, would match that description.   ● Michael Bourn: From a sheer standpoint of available options, this hasn’t been a good week for Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras. The Braves and Nationals were in the market for center field/leadoff types. No more. Will Boras be able to find a team willing to pay Upton-type money to someone with a career OPS of .704? ● Adam La
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