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Report: Braves Trade Outfielder Justin Upton To Padres

After a two-year hiatus, Justin Upton finds himself back in the NL West. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Atlanta Braves have traded Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres. Sources: #Padres getting Upton. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 Braves will receive pitching prospect Max Fried, second baseman Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson...
Via Geeks and Cleats
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Padres acquire OF Justin Upton from Atlanta Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired outfielder Justin Upton and right-handed pitcher Aaron Northcraft from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Max Fried, infielder Dustin Peterson, infielder Jace Peterson and outfielder Mallex Smith as well as international bonus compensation. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Retool or rebuild? After Justin Upton deal, what direction are Braves headed in?

Two years ago, the headline on the cover of the Braves' program read 'An Outfield Revamped,' with the trio of Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton standing together, their arms crossed. They were to be the future of the franchise, a collection of 20-somethings who all had a 20-home run/20-steal season on their resumes. The Brothers Upton and Heyward were exciting, athletic...
Via Fox Sports South
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Giants remain interested in third baseman Chris Johnson

The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman. Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
Via Tireball.com
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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
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AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects. Among the players discussed were left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson and...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects. Among the players discussed were left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson and third...
Via AP on Fox
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Padres, Preller Acquire Justin Upton from Braves

I told myself that I was going to stop prefacing these quick articles with any sort of remark or surprise… but just when I think the stove has cooled down, it flares up once again under the run-and-gun tactics of GM A.J. Preller. I mean, honestly. Does this guy ever sleep? The San Diego Padres have reportedly acquired outfielder Justin Upton for a 1-year contract from the Atlanta...
Via Friarhood
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San Diego Padres: Land Justin Upton From Braves

First Matt Kemp, then Wil Myers, and now Justin Upton. The Padres, yes the San Diego Padres, have acquired Justin Upton in a deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. (CBS Sports)Justin Upton will join Matt Kemp and Wil Myers in the Padres outfield. In return, the Braves will receive pitcher Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, and...
Via Standing O Sports
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Rosenthal: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

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Via Fox Sports
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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
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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 Bloguin Best
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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
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Padres set to acquire Justin Upton

In a matter of days the San Diego Padres have become a boon for offense. The Padres recently acquired Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Derek Norris and are now on the verge of picking up Justin Upton from the Braves. Set to be come a free agent at the end of the season the Braves have been trying to deal the 27-year-old all offseason. Upotn is coming off a 2014 season in which he hit ...
Via Tireball.com
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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
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Reports: Braves trade OF Justin Upton to Padres

The Justin Upton trade standoff is over. After months of speculation and a variety of talks at baseball's Winter Meetings, Upton, one of the top right-handed power bats on the trade market, is on his way to the San Diego Padres, according to multiple media outlets. In return, the Braves received at least one highly rated prospect: 6-foot-4 left-hander Max Fried. Final terms of the...
Via Fox Sports South
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Atlanta Braves Trade Justin Upton to San Diego Padres

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to trade Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres!#Braves' return from #Padres for Upton figures to include at least one of three top prospects: Renfroe, Wisler or Hedges. -@Ken_Rosenthal I am currently on a train to Washington D.C. so this is the best I can do for now!Make sure you check out MLB Trade Rumors for full details and updates.
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
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Royals see Kris Medlen as second half rotation piece

The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals. Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals. More: Braves waste money signing Markakis The Royals will allow...
Via Tireball.com
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Kris Medlen signs with the Royals

The Royals announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Kris Medlen to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million with a mutual third-year option for $10 million. That’s such a reasonable deal and Medlen is such a good bounce back candidate that I’m finding myself pretty disappointed that the Pirates were seemingly not interested in Medlen at all this winter. I’m sure it’s all...
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Atlanta Braves’ Worst Date Tweet Backfires, Which Only Seems Fitting

The Atlanta Braves were trolled hard over the franchise's worst date tweet.
Via Gamedayr
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Dan Uggla’s Mustache Dominated Gatsby Party At His House

  Dan Uggla and his wife Janet threw a Gatsby-themed party Wednesday night for Lindsey Hermida, the wife of former MLB journeyman Jeremy Hermida. It was Lindsey’s birthday and a good reason to throw a party where Dan could show off the slick ‘stache he’s had time to work on since being released by the Giants in August after refusing a Triple-A demotion. So…last night was...
Via Busted Coverage
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Figuring Out the Atlanta Braves

With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
Via The Sports Post
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Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
Via Infield Single
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New Braves OF Nick Markakis undergoes neck surgery

  New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray. The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves little room...
Via AP on Fox
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New Braves OF Nick Markakis has neck surgery

ATLANTA (AP) New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray. The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves...
Via AP on Fox
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