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Yeah I pointed that out in another comment to Drizz. Take a look.
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
It's about time. I want Stanton more than J Upton, but I'll take JU ... definite upgrade ... will probably have to part with young arms, probably Delgado (I hope not Teheran), the young shortstop comin up behind Simmons and another young arm or two.
I'd like this batting order:
RF - Heyward
LF - J Upton/Stanton
C - McCann
1B - Freeman
CF - CJ Upton
2B - Uggla
SS - Simmons
With is rotation:
Teheran or Delgado (eventually Beachy)
And the best bullpen in the game ...
Bourne didn't want to re-up with the Braves. I would've loved to have him back. If we can have the Double Upton, we will be in great shape. Of course, Uggla has to hit this year for us to compete.
If that's the lineup, Simmons will leadoff and Prado will hit second.
Teheran is the main piece in the deal. Said the proposed deal would send Teheran, another "top" prospect and 2 mid-level prospects for Upton. according to Buster Olney.
Alot of potential in that Braves line-up. Also alot of potential for alot of strike-outs. Boom or Bust IMO. Kind of like the gentleman in my Avatar.
IT TAKES NO TALENT TO HUSTLE
If the Braves acquire J. Upton, they could be really dynamic or set off a windstorm with all of the whiffs just depending on the night. I would love to see them get him and I think it would do him and B.J. well to play on the same team. If they can avoid shipping out the farm then I hope they do it.
If the Braves can avoid a season ending injury to a pitcher like they seem to get every year then they would be very tough to handle. Of course they would still have to go through San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia IMO to get there, but they would definitely be a top notch team and should be in the playoffs barring a choke.
That gentleman on your avatar hit 536 homers, was a helluva defensive player in his prime, had speed, and led his team to a stack of World Series. I'll take that.
We can afford J Upton for three years at his contract salary, which is less than his older brother, BJ. I'm thinking we have to give up Teheran and Gilmartin plus. So, I say we do the deal. That would put Prado at 3rd on an every day basis.
J Upton (rotate with Mac L/R if Mac comes back to norm)
My lineup would look like this:
Then 7-9 innings is lights out. Kimbrel is a stud. It'll be great to see the playoffs in Atlanta again.
I'm the biggest Braves fan out there. If we got Justin Upton, our lineup would be a matchup nightmare, particularly in the later innings. JMO, the whole key to this lineup are the lefties, jhey, freddie, and McCann. This is how I would do this lineup:
You might consider swapping Freeman and McCann, but the beautiful part about this lineup is interchangeability. All you do is get a feel for who's swinging the bat well, and adjust your lineup accordingly. Fredi Gonzalez is gonna have a lot of fun filling that lineup card out.
for Cincy lineup, you left out the reason they never advance too far ( Dusty Baker ) lol, as a Card fan , i hope Dusty is there forever
Deal done...well, I hope the brother Upton's don't have a family feud. Kinda like it, but do hate to see Prado go.
Source: Braves get Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from D-backs for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed and Spruill.
@MLB: Source tells @mlbbowman: @Braves get Justin Upton, Chris Johnson from @Dbacks for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill.
Agreed on the reason they don't advance, and disagree on hoping he'll be there forever. I will NEVER own one of these T-shirts, though I'm sure Wesley did at one point.
Your team. All the time.
Yessir me too!! He also had a little fun in the NY nightlife with Billy, Whitey and the boys.
Seems like they had a little too much fun at the Copacabana that one night haha.
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