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“Personally, I like contact hitters. I like guys that have good pitch recognition. Strikeouts are part of the game, but if you have four or five or six guys in your lineup, it’s hard to sustain any sort of rally.” Those were among Kevin Towers’s first official words as Arizona’s general manager. ...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired third baseman Martin Prado
along with several young players in exchange for outfielder Justin Upton and
third baseman Chris Johnson yesterday. Prado is set to hit free agency
following the 2013 season, making his inclusion in the trade a bit underwhelming.
However, the Diamondbacks are confident that they’ll be able to sign Prado to a
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a
deal that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta in exchange for a package of
players, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
players are agreed to in Justin Upton trade. pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 24, 2013
Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona
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...
Stoic Justin Upton didn't fit in with gritty D-backs, so he had to
Who`s the fairest of them all in Kevin Towers` new world order of grit?
Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to another team. In this case, it's the Braves that deserve the tip of the cap for making a deal for Justin Upton that rivals the type of deal the Phillies should have made in the past.
A person familiar with the situation says Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that sends All-Star third baseman Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not officially been announced.
The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving...
The Diamondbacks have traded Justin Upton again. This time, he’s actually going away. After he rejected a deal to Seattle, they’ve found a new trade partner in the Atlanta Braves, and have crafted a pretty interesting deal that isn’t at all similar to the one they previously tried to make.
In exchange for Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson, the Diamondbacks reportedly...
The Atlanta Braves traded four young players along with third baseman Martin Prado to acquire outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson.
A quick look at each of the youngsters:
RHP Randall Delgado: The pitcher whom the Chicago Cubs wanted to acquire for two months of right-hander Ryan Dempster last season before a proposed deal collapsed.
Delgado, who turns...
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves have resumed trade
talks involving outfielder Justin Upton, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
D-Backs talks with the Braves about JUpton have resumed; ATL said to be in hard on this. They're likely the frontrunner, if JUpton is dealt.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
It was reported last night that the...
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...