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BJ UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta may look at offseason trades of B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have struggled since the All-Star break falling from first place in the National League East to the souring Washington Nationals. This season the Braves finally parted ways with downward spiral second baseman that is, Dan Uggla. But David O'Brien of AJC.com says the Braves might not be finished. According to O'Brien, this offseason the Braves could trade...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves couldn’t deal BJ Upton before the trade deadline, will revisit in the offseason.

B.J. Upton has yet to live up to the 5 year $75 million contract he signed in 2012, at the time, it looked to be a very solid deal. Upton was coming off a very good 2012 season where he hit .246, 28 home runs, and had 31 steals. Nobody could have imagined things could […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re trying, for example. Or as a last-ditch effort to light a fire under a particular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top three weaknesses in Braves’ lineup

Mike Minor gave up 7 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals his last start. On May 5, in the second game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 victory. Looking to start a new winning streak, hopes of that were lost after the Cardinals knocked Mike Minor around for a 7 – 1 victory. This is not new: Just...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Time: Possible Targets for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves finished off their first series of the second half of the season on Sunday with disappointing results, as the team lost 3-1 to the White Sox on Sunday, failing to take two out of three from the team stationed in last in the AL Central. Although the results of one series—that  also saw B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward stay out of the lineup—are hardly enough to...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2013  |  2 Comments

Upton brothers collide chasing fly ball in outfield

Just when you thought a couple of siblings would have some special connection on the field, the Upton brothers go out and collide tracking a fly ball in the outfield. New York Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla flied a ball to left center with two outs in the top of the fifth on Tuesday. B.J. Upton, [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Time to bench B.J. Upton?

The hot Atlanta Braves are having arguably the best offensive season in the history of the club, and one of the biggest offseason acquisitions this year, is off to his worst start ever. B.J. Upton was considered the crown jewel of the offseason for the Braves and for good reason. He was considered to have more upside than his brother Justin, and was coming off arguably his best offensive...
Via The Sports Blitz
May 23, 2013  |  2 Comments
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