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B.J. Upton: Name change has nothing to do with new chapter

By Steve DelVecchio Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton — excuse me, Melvin Upton Jr. — will be looking to turn over a new leaf when the 2015 season begins. That is not why he is ditching the name B.J. Over the weekend, Upton announced that he would like to be referred to as Melvin Upton Jr. going forward. Melvin is B.J.’s birth name. His father’s nickname is “Bossman”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ B.J. Upton Will Go By Melvin Upton Jr. During 2015 Season

B.J. Upton hasn’t fared too well for the Atlanta Braves, but maybe Melvin Upton Jr. will be able to hit above the Mendoza line. The struggling Braves outfielder will go by his birth name in 2015 — which his representatives confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman — and will wear Upton Jr. on his jersey. The nickname B.J. is short for Bossman Jr., a nod...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton ditching his nickname for the 2015 season

By Steve DelVecchio The Atlanta Braves would love to unload outfielder B.J. Upton in the wake of two horrendous seasons. Instead, the team will have to settle for a change in identity from the 30-year-old. Upton, who has batted an abysmal .196 since the Braves signed him in 2013, has announced that he will be going by his full name in 2015 rather than his nickname. B.J. Upton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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
September 22, 2014  |  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 struggling...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 28, 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

Ruben Tejada caught facing outfield when pitch is thrown

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was burned for not being ready in the field as pitcher Jacob DeGrom threw his first pitch to open the bottom of the first inning in Wednesday night's game in Atlanta. As DeGrom began his delivery to Braves leadoff batter B.J. Upton, Tejada was actually facing the outfield, apparently having a conversation...
Via Holdout Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves dynamic outfield … finally dynamic?

BJ Upton’s recent performance has coaches and teammates feeling optimistic. Do you remember the sense of excitement in Atlanta over the Braves’ dynamic outfield? It wasn’t all that long ago. Prior to the 2013 season, the Braves gave free agent center fielder BJ Upton a franchise record 5-year/75-million dollar deal. Shortly thereafter, they acquired younger brother Justin from...
Via BravesWire
May 26, 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

Braves' B.J. Upton collects 1,000th hit on infield single

ATLANTA -- Braves outfielder B.J. Upton reached a significant milestone on Saturday night, notching the 1,000th hit of his 10-year MLB career. Upton, whose batting average has jumped 87 points (heading into Saturday), collected the base hit in the first inning -- an up-the-middle ball that deflected off the glove of Reds pitcher Mike Leake before eluding the other Cincy defenders...
Via Fox Sports South
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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