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Another day, another NL East team solves their center field problem. Yesterday, the Braves spent $75 million to sign B.J. Upton to a contract that is perfectly fair and should provide them with a quality player going forward. Today, the Nationals spent $21 million — and, to be fair, a solid pit...
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The Atlanta Braves never seemed to have much interest in bringing Michael Bourn back. He was fantastic while he was with them, but it's understandable that the club wanted to go younger. And they did yesterday - just not much younger. The Braves signed free agent B.J. Upton, and the eight-year veteran will now be patrolling the Braves' outfield.
According to Dave...
Sounds like Bob and F.P. will call Nats games in 2013. [Capital Games]
The Nats have played 32 guys in center field since 2005. [Nats Insider]
Denard Span was actually born in DC, but not on purpose. [Nats Journal]
Span once hit his mom with a foul, which is incredible. [Nats Enquirer]
DeAngelo Hall fined for unspecified infractions in the Dallas game. [PFT]
Alfred Morris had to...
--Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. Span, a five-year veteran who has spent his career with the Twins, hit .283 last season with four homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is a .284 career hitter who has had his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He is expected to take over center...
The Braves wasted little time in making a statement in free agency.
Atlanta has reportedly agreed to a five-year 75.25 million deal with center fielder B.J. Upton, marking the largest free-agent contract in the franchises history.
Upton, 28, had spent his entire major-league career with the Rays. Last season he hit .246 with a career-high 28 home runs, 78 RBIs and 31 stolen bases...
The Atlanta Braves landed their principal free-agent target Wednesday, reaching agreement with center fielder B.J. Upton on a five-year contract, according to major-league sources.
Upton, 28, will replace Michael Bourn, another free agent, providing the Braves with elite defense in center field and a much-needed right-handed presence.
The Philadelphia Phillies, the other finalist...
Upton is on his way to the Braves. (MLB)
The Braves scored one of the biggest names on the free agent market, nabbing BJ Upton, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, and others. He’s the first shoe to drop and marks the unofficial start of free agency.
Upton, 28, is scheduled to take a physical in Atlanta tomorrow, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today...
Ben and Sam break down the Braves` signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.
A lot is being made about the events in the National League East over the past 72 hours, from the Phillies failed trade for Wilton Lopez, to the Nationals successful trade for Denard Span, to the Braves paying $75.25 million to get B.J. Upton, and keep him out of Philadelphia....
Ruben Amaro always seems to get his man. This year though the Philadelphia Phillies take a back seat in the B.J. Upton sweepstakes as he signed a 5 year $75 million contract with the division rival Atlanta Braves.
With the Phillies top free agent target gone, where do they turn? Is Josh Hamilton an option even though he is older, has issues and hits left handed? Should the Phillies...
Is David Wright on his way out of town or is he walking into a huge contract extension?
Here are a few talking points as this Thursday morning rolls around.
So, by now, you have heard that the Braves have inked BJ Upton to a five year deal worth approximately $75.25 MM, with the .25 million obviously being the deal breaker for BJ. It got me thinking about contracts for a number...
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The Phillies new center fielder will not be B.J. Upton. According to numerous reports including this one from FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the free agent center fielder has agreed to a five-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. The reported value of the contract is five years and $70 - 75 million.
Other free agent options in the marketplace...