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Offline imref

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Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Topic Start: January 11, 2013, 10:13:15 AM »
Justin Upton vetoed a trade that would have sent him to Seattle for Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor and Taijuan Walker. 

Offline madj55

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #1: January 11, 2013, 04:51:38 PM »
I pray to god Justin doesn't end up in Atlanta.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #2: January 11, 2013, 06:56:38 PM »
I pray to god Justin doesn't end up in Atlanta.

We can still beat 'em

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #3: January 11, 2013, 08:37:31 PM »
We can still beat 'em
Well of course, good pitching beats good hitting. But an outfield of Heyward/Upton/Upton is pretty damn nasty

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #4: January 12, 2013, 02:57:14 AM »
I don't think that Atlanta has a package good enough to land Upton based on what it took Arizona to accept from the Mariners.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #5: January 12, 2013, 04:22:24 AM »
Atlanta should just bring back Bourn rather than try to get Upton. His price has likely dropped somewhat and that would be a pretty speedy outfield.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #6: January 12, 2013, 06:35:24 AM »
Atlanta should just bring back Bourn rather than try to get Upton. His price has likely dropped somewhat and that would be a pretty speedy outfield.

Weren't people saying the same about prince last year before he signed?

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #7: January 23, 2013, 04:38:30 PM »
Four-letter words... Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Diamondbacks have offer for Upton, believed to be from #Braves. Spoke with #Orioles today about Kubel. Weighing various options.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #8: January 23, 2013, 05:23:51 PM »
Four-letter words... Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Diamondbacks have offer for Upton, believed to be from #Braves. Spoke with #Orioles today about Kubel. Weighing various options.

i'm guessing one of their big 3 relievers, a starter (Beachy?) and some other minor leaguers?

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #9: January 23, 2013, 08:41:01 PM »
Four-letter words... Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Diamondbacks have offer for Upton, believed to be from #Braves. Spoke with #Orioles today about Kubel. Weighing various options.

it's good to have competition, but they still have holes.  Who is in their pen outside of Kimbrel O'flaherety and Venters?  I say our bench is better.  Our rotation is better yet.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #10: January 23, 2013, 10:50:19 PM »
it's good to have competition, but they still have holes.  Who is in their pen outside of Kimbrel O'flaherety and Venters?  I say our bench is better.  Our rotation is better yet.

we have harper.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #11: January 24, 2013, 02:00:58 AM »
Upton doesn't put the Braves over the top to win a championship anyway, and they will have to give up a ton for him.
It puts them right up there, assuming they don't give up a huge piece at the big club.  That lineup would be as good as any out there.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #12: January 24, 2013, 07:49:11 AM »
It puts them right up there, assuming they don't give up a huge piece at the big club.  That lineup would be as good as any out there.

Who plays 3rd base for them now?

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #13: January 24, 2013, 08:18:43 AM »
Who plays 3rd base for them now?

the guy currently pretending to play second?

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #14: January 24, 2013, 09:16:49 AM »
Prado would play 3B for them if they get Justin Upton.  Prado would also probably bat leadoff.  It's a strong lineup.  But their pitching looks suspect to me.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #15: January 24, 2013, 09:55:11 AM »
How does Upton going to Braves change anything? i'm confused

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #16: January 24, 2013, 09:55:57 AM »
The DBacks are stupid if they don't insist on Simmons being included in the deal. What a ripoff

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #17: January 24, 2013, 10:18:17 AM »
Martin Prado is in the deal with Chris Johnson going to the Braves. 

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #18: January 24, 2013, 10:20:02 AM »
MLB ‏@MLB
Source tells @mlbbowman: @Braves get Justin Upton, Chris Johnson from @Dbacks for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill.

I'm sorry I just don't see Upton & Johnson as a big upgrade over Prado and Delgado.  Prado has absolutely killed us over the years. 

If Justin Upton reaches his potential then maybe but Prado has been a stud. 

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #19: January 24, 2013, 10:21:13 AM »
Martin Prado is in the deal with Chris Johnson going to the Braves. 

Prado makes it more palatable.  Passan notes that Johnson's splits make he and Juan Francisco a possible 3B

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #20: January 24, 2013, 10:22:34 AM »
Yeah, MLBTR also has Upton and Johnson for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed, Spruill. Weird trade. I'm not a big believer on Delgado's future, and I'm not a big believer on Chris Johnson either. The main reason he looked good with the Astros was that he was surrounded by Astros.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #21: January 24, 2013, 10:23:26 AM »
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Check that. Johnson's numbers actually were against RHP. He's got a pretty big reverse platoon. So scratch that.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #22: January 24, 2013, 10:23:44 AM »
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Source tells @mlbbowman: @Braves get Justin Upton, Chris Johnson from @Dbacks for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #23: January 24, 2013, 10:25:31 AM »
Yeah, MLBTR also has Upton and Johnson for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed, Spruill. Weird trade. I'm not a big believer on Delgado's future, and I'm not a big believer on Chris Johnson either. The main reason he looked good with the Astros was that he was surrounded by Astros.

You got to give Wren credit for finding a third baseman with less range than Chipper.

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Re: Justin Upton traded to ATL (For real!)
« Reply #24: January 24, 2013, 10:28:21 AM »
Barves banking on neither of the Uptons underachieving (again).  Not sure who bats leadoff for them now, either.  Maybe Simmons, but he's not a very good hitter.