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Justin Upton to Braves


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:57 AM
 

according to Ken Rosenthal of MLB.network. Principles in place and should be announced soon. Heck of an OF with the 2 Upton's and Heyward. Deal for prospects including Delgado(RHP).


Also


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:20 AM
 

Prado to AZ w/ Delgado


Re: Also


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:26 AM
 

Prado?


yea


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:29 AM
 

he'll be missed...that guy played every position on the field for the Braves I think...


Braves also get


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:21 AM
 

their 3rd baseman


Heck of a deal for the Braves. Prado is a nice complimentary


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:26 AM
 

player but between Johnson and Francisco he'll be replaced well at 3B. Delgado is the only one of the prospects I've heard of, but I'm sure their is some quality there. Braves OF now all under contract for at least 3 years


who plays third base now?***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:23 AM
 



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Re: who plays third base now?***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:25 AM
 

Who's on first


Return of the Chipper!!!


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:44 AM
 

He did go by camp and then went on to Hawaii!


It'll either be


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:27 AM
 

Chris Johnson or Juan Fransisco this year I'm guessing


Most likely a combo of both***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:29 AM
 




Fransisco is


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:32 AM
 

atrocious against lefties, but there's still about $10M to spend!!


Braves also acquired 3B Chris Johnson and have


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:28 AM
 

Francisco in house.


should be a good year striperfan...


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:31 AM
 

hoping we can swing it deep into the playoffs this year. Roster is set up nice IMO


how?


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:42 AM
 

How are y'all excited about losing or best base hit hitter? Prado has been the most consistent bat in the braves line up for at least 3 years!


But a free agent after this season.


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:45 AM
 

The Braves felt it better to get something in return for him now than get nothing for him at the end of the year. Johnson is a different kind of hitter (more power), but can still hit.


I guess to get something we had to give up something good


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:45 AM
 

too

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Re: Fransisco is


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:47 AM
 

The kid has power but we need some base hits. Uggla is terrible McCann is washed up you don't resign Bourne Chip us gone. So what's your lineup? You got the Uptons then Freddy and Jason who else scars anyone in that lineup?


Re: Fransisco is


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:50 AM
 

McCann is 29. He battled injuries last year but he's far from wasched up. Simmons will be one of the games best short stops for years and he handles the bat well. I don't like losing Prado but the production you get back from Upton makes up for it. I like the lineup and the pitching staff, i think it sets up for a big year for the Bravos.


Re: Fransisco is


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:54 AM
 

I agree about Uggla, but McCann is way too young to call washed up. They are definitely going to miss Prado, however. He's a great player.

I'm ready for baseball already. Yeah, I know. My Gamecocks pretty much suck in basketball, so that makes me even more eager for baseball. First college and then the majors.


If that's Kate Upton's brother...I might become a Braves fan


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:48 AM
 

again.


Re: I guess to get something we had to give up something good


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:49 AM
 

They should give up somebody different I just can't see letting your best overall baseball player go!


I don't see Prado as their best player in their line up


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:51 AM
 

he was the most versatile player.....played 2nd, 3rd, and LF. Simmons and Heyward have a much higher ceiling than Prado.

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The Braves got all the juice out of Prado.


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:52 AM
 

He has already hit his ceiling. Not so with some of the other guys.

Prado will be missed, but they do have a viable replacement, and it is viable beyond this season.


agreed....great player even better guy***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:55 AM
 



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Re: I guess to get something we had to give up something good


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:25 AM
 

Prado will be a FA after the season and will seek a 15 mil deal. He's already turned down a multi year deal from the Braves. This is a good decision. It also will allow the Braves to resign BMac after the season.

The line up is scary top to bottom.

Simmons - Great avg hitter with speed. Hits to all fields
Heyward - .280+ hitter with power and speed
JUp - .280+ hitter with power and speed
BMac - .290+ hitter with power
Bup - Power and speed
Freeman - .280+ hitter with power to all fields
Uggla - Power and 10-15 SB's and very streaky
Johnson/Franscisco - between the two you have both power and .260+

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Re: Justin Upton to Braves


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:51 AM
 

Braves must have had some indication they weren't going to be able to resign Prado in the offseason. Prado was one of the most underrated and quietly productive players in baseball and I hate losing him.

WAR (Wins Against Replacement) Last 4 Seasons

Prado: 14.9
J. Upton: 13


Agree, and step further. They knew they wouldn't sign him.***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:52 AM
 




this Chris Johnson has a good stat line as well


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:08 AM
 

and a good salary for the year

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/johnsch05.shtml

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Wow! Awesome!***


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:17 AM
 




Up...Up....and A Hey


Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:22 AM
 

Great outfield


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