>> 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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Upton (26) .278 .357 .475 .832 108 363 80
Prado (29) .295 .345 .435 .780 52 286 30
"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.
"Prado and Bourne > Upton and Upton."
">> 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.
">> 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.
>> 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.
>> The Braves aren't the Mets.
That's the truth.
LOL That is nothing more then an assumption,
You assume he will get better but assume Tejada, Duda, Ike, Murph all young players wont.
I've stood next to Freeman. The kid is huge. I mean offensive tackle huge.
Highest OPS Among NL Outfielders Since 2008Ryan Braun .933Matt Holliday .924Carlos Beltran .870Andrew McCutchen .858Matt Kemp .855Andre Ethier .844Justin Upton .842<< Minimum 500 games