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Olney is tweeting the Braves are getting aggressive for Justin Upton... AGGHGHHHHH
Lemme hear you Braves fans,
How excited are you that it's almost that time of year again? I'm sorry to my Tennessee family, but baseball was my first love and it's so dang close I can taste the dirt in the air.
Cardinal fan here, but as to the Uptons, i think Justin would be an upgrade to BJ fwiw
Can't top my Phillies bringing in the worst fielder and situational hitter in the Big Leagues.... DELMON YOUNG come on down.
Thought this was gonna be a thread about Kate Upton. I am disappoint.
Just think of our line up!
Martin Prado- 3B
Justin Upton- LF
Dan Uggla- 2B
Brian MCcanN- C
Freddie Freeman- 1B
Jason Heyward- RF
Can you say..... STACKED!!!!!!!!
Huge Brave fan btw!
The Braves have been quietly rebuilding the lineup to resemble what they had in the 90s during that incredible run of division titles. The desire to limit costs over the last several years is also giving Atlanta the flexibility to now go after some players that would have been priced out of their range in the past.
I was just telling my roommate Monday how ready I am for baseball season to start up. I think if the Braves add Justin Upton, they have to be in the top 2-3 in the national league. Without him they are already in the top 5 in my opinion. Besides a Tennessee football National Championship, there is nothing in this world I want to see more than for the Braves to win a World Series!
would have never guessed lol
Luv the Braves! I live in metro ATL and another Upton would be as big as Vonn Bell would be to the Big Orange.
No offense, BJ Upton would be the worst Lead-off hitter in the league.
not too shabby either
I would be absolutely off the wall.
I didn't really put then in batting order just the order I thought of them. I would have Prado or Simmons batting lead off.
completely agree. i think the braves made a mistake by signing him
Oh my bad... I'd post the Phillies Batting Order but I get depressed myself looking at it.
Ryan will be here in a minute to talk about how his OBP makes him a good player but his OBP is only like .315 over the last 4 years. Dude is an easy out, he doesn't move runners over, and he doesn't get timely hits. Last year, his BA with RISP was .217 but hey it was a whopping .232 in 2011 and .234 in 2010. Big mistake by the Braves
Should have kept Michael Bourn! smh
I'm not saying Upton's recent OBP has been great, but that's because his average has been pretty terrible. But there's always the hope that he could revert back to his pre-2009 form. In 2007, he hit .300 with a .386 OBP. In 2008, he hit .273 with a .383 OBP thanks a career-high 97 walks. The problem for Upton last year was that he drew a career-low 45 walks.
Upton still has the potential to be a good on-base guy. His recent track record isn't good, but I'm just saying the potential is there, especially with him moving to the National League.
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I don't know. Lets see how it plays out the first season. Maybe a change of scenery is what he needs.
Would like to keep Bourne another year. Depends how much we give up for Upton 2.0
Soft toss Arroyo
Your team. All the time.
BJ will NOT lead off.. I can promise you that
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