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    • WAS UPTON AN UPGRADE??
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  • 1/25/13
  • metrebel

>> Maybe they can do a pre game race:>)

LOL. Maybe they will try it in a ST game. I'm don't if the Uptons could pick up McCann and Freeman.

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  • 1/25/13
  • bucknerismyhero
Justin Upton finished in the top 5 for MVP just two years ago. He isn't even in his prime yet. I'd say he is a top player. BJ Upton has been a disappointment to many so far in his career, but to think that he doesn't have the talent to be a top player is stupid. A change of an environment is something his career has been screaming for. We will see, and the Braves have taken a big chance this winter, but I would be very surprised if these moves don't pay out in spades.
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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

"having the Uptons together is the only bright side I see to trading for Justin. "

That, and he's better and younger than the guy he's replacing. Teams that actually make moves factor in stuff like that.

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

"How do you know he will get better?"

There are some things some of us just know. It's hard to explain it to you.

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

"I'd say Upton is an upgrade when you look at their careers, age and production.

Prado is good, don't get me wrong. He'd be the best OF'er on the Mets by a land slide but he hasn't produced what Upton has and Upton is three years younger. What kind of numbers will Upton have when he's 29?

This isn't even close."

A reality rooted response.

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

Repost...

Upton (26) .278 .357 .475 .832 108 363 80

Prado (29) .295 .345 .435 .780 52 286 30

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

"With that said it can't be all ball park. We used to say the same thing about Matt Holliday and his career didn't exactly hit any bumps."

People think 5 feet of outfield will drastically change any players numbers.

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

"Prado and Bourne > Upton and Upton."

LOL

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

">> Bourn finished last season with a 6.0 WAR, good for 7th in the entire NL... Clearly he was doing something well.

All his hitting stats from the 1st half went down in the 2nd half. He hit close to .90 less in the 2nd half than he did in the 1st. half. OBP went from 366 to 325. As you say that's his 6.0 war is over the whole season. He had a great 1st half which is no small part of the 6.0 war."

I'm not a huge Bourn guy, but the early games do count just as much.

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  • 1/25/13
  • govmule72

">> HA HA Just pictured that.

It would be funny. Both Uptons would be on the DL in a week due to a bad back."

The Braves aren't the Mets.

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  • 1/25/13
  • metrebel

>> I'm not a huge Bourn guy, but the early games do count just as much.

I'd love to see a player that would be consistent over the course of a long season, rather than a player who is hot as he*ll in the 1st half and then cold as ice in the 2nd half. It's hard to do as hitters get hot and cold over the course of the season and you can't time it. When a player like Bourn, and Wright for that matter, give nothing to their repsective teams with the bat in the 2nd half it hurts the team big time.

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  • 1/25/13
  • metrebel

>> The Braves aren't the Mets.

That's the truth.

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  • 1/25/13
  • saztastic2012
LOL
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  • 1/25/13
  • saztastic2012

LOL That is nothing more then an assumption,

You assume he will get better but assume Tejada, Duda, Ike, Murph all young players wont.

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  • 1/25/13
  • metrebel

>> LOL

I've stood next to Freeman. The kid is huge. I mean offensive tackle huge.

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  • 1/26/13
  • skorpio520
I think the braves stayed about the same.they brought in good pieces.but also lost good pieces
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  • 1/26/13
  • murphstates

Once again...

Highest OPS Among NL Outfielders Since 2008
Ryan Braun .933
Matt Holliday .924
Carlos Beltran .870
Andrew McCutchen .858
Matt Kemp .855
Andre Ethier .844
Justin Upton .842
<< Minimum 500 games

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  • 1/30/13
  • saztastic2012
Really LOL
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  • 1/30/13
  • saztastic2012
Unless I am missing some addition they lost Chipper, Prado and Bourn while gainning two uptons, Not the same in my book.
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