"Photo of the Day: @BJUPTON2 checking out Turner Field as the newest #Braves player after yesterday's press conference." as seen on the Braves twitter feed
@braveslove I almost forgot to ask what is your opinion of upton.And who else should we go after for leadoff
— sean g (@spinnerbuckle) November 29, 2012
Honestly, I don't have an opinion on the BJ Upton signing yet. We filled a need with a player who has a lot of potential, but I'm wary of the huge (5-year, $75M) contract when we need to be concerned about Huddy and Mac being free agents at the end of next season. I'm also concerned about the reports I've heard about his drive. At this point, I'm going to hope for the best and hope we can get his brother to play alongside him.
We still need an everyday left fielder. My #1 choice would be MattE Diaz, of course, but everyone seems to think the Braves have cut ties there. I'd love to have Nick Swisher, but I don't think we can afford him. If I thought Andruw could still play ever...