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Blockbuster trade this morning ... Atlanta gets Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson from Arizona for thirdbaseman Martin Prado, pitching prospects Randall Delgado and Zele Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and firstbaseman Brandon Drury.
Atlanta just sealed its ticket to the World Series.
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From Yahoo! Sports: Arizona Diamondbacks also get four prospects as Upton joins his brother with Atlanta.
Just wait until you see how streaky Justin Upton is. One of the most frustrating really good players in baseball.
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Absolutely killed me in Fantasy last year.
Yep. He might never be on my fantasy team again.
Have to say Prado was my favorite Brave ,but I like the trade. Braves in 13.
He battled a "Heyward" like 2011 thumb injury the whole season last year.. You say how much it affected JHey in 2011 and how he came back from it.. Will expect the same from Upton this year
The most underrated part of this deal might be the Braves getting Chris Johnson in addition to Upton. Johnson is a pretty solid hitter and could be part of a nice platoon at third base with Juan Francisco — or even win the starting job outright.
I agree. I hated dealing Prado until I realized we got Johnson. The Braves, as somebody noted above, are also high on Francisco.
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