• B.J. Upton To The Braves

    Posted by on November 28th, 2012 · Comments (8)

    The deal.

    Do they realize he’s not that much better than the guy they once had and got rid of?

    Player WAR/pos PA From To Age G 2B 3B HR RBI SO BA OBP SLG
    B.J. Upton 13.6 4063 2004 2012 19-27 966 202 20 118 447 1020 .255 .336 .422
    Jeff Francoeur 9.3 4100 2005 2011 21-27 998 214 20 121 552 726 .270 .313 .433
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 11/28/2012.

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    Comments on B.J. Upton To The Braves

    1. Raf
      November 28th, 2012 | 7:06 pm

      At least Upton can play CF.

    2. Corey
      November 28th, 2012 | 7:23 pm

      So underrated at first that he’s now overrated. Not a Bossman junior fan at all.

    3. November 28th, 2012 | 9:47 pm

      Raf wrote:

      At least Upton can play CF.

      When he’s not jaking it out there…

    4. MJ Recanati
      November 29th, 2012 | 1:15 pm

      Why’d they pick Upton over Bourn? Bourn’s a year older but he’s a better player in my book.

      I don’t know much about Bourn but I know Upton’s makeup sucks. The guy has the most apathetic vibe, kinda like JD Drew.

    5. Raf
      November 29th, 2012 | 6:33 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Why’d they pick Upton over Bourn? Bourn’s a year older but he’s a better player in my book.

      Bourn is also represented by Scott Boras, so his asking price may have been too high.

    6. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2012 | 10:16 am

      Raf wrote:

      Bourn is also represented by Scott Boras, so his asking price may have been too high.

      The ironic thing is that by overpaying Upton, they only served to inflate Bourn’s price even more.

    7. Raf
      November 30th, 2012 | 4:20 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Part of their master plan? Inflate his price so it scares everyone off and it bottoms out and he signs on the cheap? :P :D

    8. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2012 | 5:35 pm

      @ Raf:
      LOL, that would be something, wouldn’t it?

      I’m sure we both agree that’s not the likeliest outcome but, wow, if the Braves had a LF/CF/RF alignment of Upton/Bourn/Heyward that would be a pretty spectacular outfield in terms of speed, power, and athleticism.

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