Found January 21, 2013 on BravesWire:
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...

Braves reliever goes hunting with new bride

As is typically the way of the baseball off season, this one has had it's share of interesting stories.  But, one of my favorites is one involving Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.  Tucked away in a nice little piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the 2011 National League Rookie of Year is this.Kimbrel got married Dec. 1. The honeymoon in the Dominican Republic...

Braves Rumors: Atlanta Hasn’t Ruled Out Justin Upton, Michael Bourn

The Atlanta Braves still haven’t ruled out adding another high-profile outfielder this winter, including free agent Michael Bourn and Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Neither Justin Upton nor Michael Bourn has been ruled out by the Braves, though Bourn still seems unlikely given that he ...

Braves Think WBC Could Help Kris Medlen, Craig Kimbrel

The debate has raged on since its inception.  Is pitching in the World Baseball Classic more harmful than beneficial.  There is quite a bit of evidence to say that playing pitching in the event does not lead to injury and may actually help players be more prepared for the season.  This seems to be the mindset the Atlanta Braves have in regards to Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel...

Braves announce second leg of caravan tour

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan will roll through the Southeast from Jan. 22-Feb. 2. For two weeks, Braves players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will hit the road, traveling nearly 3,000 miles of Braves country to meet and greet fans prior to the start of spring training. The Braves Country Caravan provides the opportunity to engage fans with players...

In dead of winter, baseball right around corner

Play ball! On a frosty winter day, the Atlanta Braves started getting ready for the rites of spring - tossing around baseballs and jumping into the batting cage to take a few swings at Turner Field. It may seem hard to believe, but spring training is just a few weeks away. Among those turning out for the informal workouts Tuesday with temperatures in the low 40s: closer Craig...

Prospect Packages for Justin Upton

In this week’s edition of “As the Upton Waits”, the Mets and Braves inquire, while the Rangers continue to lurk in the periphery. Maybe the Texas Rangers are employing a brilliant strategy of waiting out the Arizona Diamondbacks before swooping in and acquiring 25-year old Justin Upton. Or, maybe the Rangers lucked out when Upton rejected a trade to the Mariners for Taijuan...

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona Hoping to Trade Justin Upton or Jason Kubel

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and the team wants to deal one of the two players “sooner rather than later,” according to Buster Olney of ESPN. The Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and they want to deal one of them sooner rather than later. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...

D’Backs Anxious To Move Kubel Or Upton Soon

The Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves have yet to close the door on acquiring Michael Bourn or Justin Upton. Neither of the teams are close on anything for now, but both team remain fully engaged. Dan O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says the Braves could still bring Bourn back, but it’s unlikely. Neither Justin Upton nor Michael Bourn has been ruled out...
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