The Atlanta Braves have already brought in one Upton brother this offseason. Why not make it two?
Frank Wren made team history by signing B.J. Upton back in November to a franchise record five-year, $75 million contract to play the outfield and (hopefully) hit for a nice combination of average and power.
Like his brother B.J., Arizona’s Justin Upton runs well, hits for power and does it from the right side of the plate, making him an attractive option to plug the hole that now exists in left field for the Braves. He could hit in the middle of the lineup or fill an important void in the leadoff spot (left vacant with the departure of Michael Bourn).
When you look at how crowded Arizona’s outfield has gotten this off-season, it would make sense for Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers to strike a deal sometime between now and the end of Spring Training. With Upton, Jason Kubel, Geraldo Parra, newly-signed Cody Ross and up-and-coming prospects Adam Eaton and A.J. Pollock, the D-Backs have quit...