Excellent observation by Office commenter Andrelton the Giant on the J-Up deal: (T)he Nationals beat us bad on this trade. They got Joe Ross and Trea Turner in the 3 team … Continue Reading Nats return for Souza > #Braves haul for J-Up
Joel Sherman, who reported two days ago that the Braves were aggressively shopping Evan Gattis, now says the Braves plan on moving him to LF. And this time he has a quote … Continue Reading Gattis in LF and other depressing #Braves developments
Hard to say, but there’s a few takeaways that should’ve been obvious before: B.J. Upton can’t be trusted. He was 0-for-Philadelphia, with 7 strikeouts — three versus Kyle Kendrick. Baffling … Continue Reading Was the Philly sweep an omen or a blip?
There’s a definite buzz about this team. More than 120,000 turned out for the Cubs series — and not many of them seemed to be rooting for the Little Bears. … Continue Reading Week 1 autopsy
(via DOB) “You hate to lose Prado. He was one of my (favorites). I mean, to me, I think you’ve got to go a long ways in order to beat … Continue Reading Hank on Prado
As J-Up’s thumb healed last year, his power returned. He had a .441 slugging percentage in August, .522 in September and hit 9 of his 17 homers after July.
Do the intangibles matter? Do strikeouts not? Depends on your school of thought. I think they can both be true. Having a player who serves as an example for others … Continue Reading Head, heart divided on Prado deal
There’s good reason to be optimistic. Scribes Rosenthal, Heyman and Olney all report the Braves have offered a “strong package” of players for Upton. DOB says the offer likely involves … Continue Reading Justin Upton will be a Brave by Friday
It appears as if the Braves are the only serious suitor for Justin Upton because, as Buster Olney reports, FW “could and would” part with the prospects necessary to land B.J.’s bro.
Atlanta lying in the weeds some in J.Upton conversations. If they got him, they’d be assured of at least 3 years of Upton/Upton/Heyward OF. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 12, … Continue Reading Is Justin Upton to the Braves inevitable?
FW says the Braves haven’t shut the door on Michael Bourn, but that doesn’t mean anything has changed. What did you want him to say, Bourn can’t come back even … Continue Reading Bourn ain’t happening