Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/18/13
With the Tomahawk Chop alive and well in Turner Field, a few readers have ridiculed my ominous forecast for the Atlanta outfield in our annual fantasy baseball predictions piece. Certainly Justin Upton's impersonation of Roy Hobbs (.333 average, eight homers, 12 RBI) isn't helping the cause. As I wrote in the preview, why was Arizona so keen on giving up a 25-year-old who was just a season removed from finishing fourth in MVP voting? And make no mistake, the Diamondbacks were beseeching teams to take Upton off their hands, evidenced by Arizona's modest haul in return from the Braves. There where whispers in the desert about Upton's commitment and dedication, but a questionable work ethic seemed like a trite, frivolous response, possibly concealing a more incessant matter. Turns out I overlooked an essential piece to this puzzle: Arizona GM Kevin Towers. This is the same guy who traded pitching studs Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook for Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow. Oh, and gave away ...
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