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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Breaking Down the Prospects in the Justin Upton Trade

The Braves are sending rightfielder Justin Upton and a yet-to-be-named-publicly low level prospect to the Padres for for pitcher Max Fried, center fielder Mallex Smith, infielder Jace Peterson and left fielder Dustin Peterson.  It’s an interesting way for Atlanta to get a very high upside player not usually available in a package for a one-year rental. […]
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Justin Upton from Braves

After weeks of posturing, the Atlanta Braves have *finally* traded outfielder Justin Upton. His new club? The San Diego Padres, of course. lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014 The 27-year old Upton joins a completely revamped Padres outfield, and...
Via The Outside Corner
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Justin Upton Traded To Padres; Braves Acquiring Prospects

This embed is invalid" /> The San Diego Padres are stocking up on outfielders. The Padres have agreed to a trade with the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Justin Upton, according to multiple reports. San Diego already acquired outfielders Matt Kemp and Wil Myers this week before landing Upton. The Braves will acquire left-hander Max Fried, second baseman...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why the Atlanta Braves will trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why: Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Exploring Justin Upton’s Trade Value

If you’re still looking for offense on the free agent market, you’re basically out of luck, other than the still-available Chase Headley. Looking at our Free Agent Tracker, the only hitter left who projects to reach a realistic 2 WAR — i.e., league average — is Jed Lowrie, who is undeniably talented but rarely healthy […]
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No one is willing to meet Atlanta’s asking price on Justin Upton

It’s obvious that the Braves really want to trade outfielder Justin Upton. And following the team’s trade of Jason Heyward (and Jordan Walden) for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, expectations are set high for the club’s return. There’s only one problem – teams think that the Braves got overpaid for Heyward, and don’t want to top that package for Upton. CBS’s Jon Heyman...
Via The Outside Corner
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shopping outfielder Justin Upton

The rumors about the Atlanta Braves trading outfielder Justin Upton have began to charge up. The Braves are shopping Upton at a steep price according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman reported: “However, the interest in Upton is described by a person familiar with the talks as significant — the Astros, Rangers and others have inquired and an executive from another...
Via Baseball Essential
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Upton Shouldn’t Cost More Than Jason Heyward

Justin Upton is probably going to get traded. If you believe Joel Sherman’s source, there’s no probably about it; Upton is the next Brave out of town. And it makes sense; the team is clearly taking retooling for the future, while Upton is entering the final year of his contract. If the Braves don’t think […]
Via Fangraphs
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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