• Sources: D-backs, Braves talking J. Upton deal

    Summary of 17 articles · Updated Jan 25, 2013
    What was the problem with Upton and the D-backs? The rumors finally became reality Thursday when the D-backs dealt Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves for five players. The rumors finally became reality Thursday when the D-backs dealt Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves for five players. Upton, who signed a free agent contract with the Braves earlier in the offseason, presumably to play center. For the first time since he was a high school freshman, Upton will have older brother B.J. Upton as a teammate. Trade rumors involving Upton had swirled throughout the season, and it was the second time Upton had found himself at the center of trade talk, with the first coming just after Towers had taken over as GM in 2010. "If we push ourselves to the next level, I feel with the extra push from each other there's no question we can be the best outfield in baseball," Justin Upton said in a telephone interview. Arizona dealt Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson to Atlanta for third baseman Martin Prado, pitching prospects Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill, and a pair of minor league infielders, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. B.J.
    • Upton deal makes tricky situation for Mets

      This week's rumor centered around Michael Bourn, the game's top-ranked free-agent outfielder. The Mets have reportedly discussed petitioning Major League Baseball to allow them to keep their 11th overall Draft pick if they sign Bourn, who would normally…
      Source: MLB.com
    • D-backs GM Kevin Towers Talks Upton Trade

      On Thursday, we broke down the seven-player trade that sent Justin Upton from Arizona to the Atlanta Braves. Later that day, Diamondbacks GM Kevin To...
      Source: grantland.com
    • Arizona's Justification For Trading Justin Upton Is Insufferable

      The Arizona Diamondbacks' decision to trade Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, and a handful of prospects is a curious one. Upton had a relatively disappointing season in 2012 (he still posted 2.5 WAR according to Fang…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Upton naysayers have it wrong

      It seems silly to have to say this, but apparently it needs to be stated: Justin Upton is very, very good, contrary to the "overrated" moniker that's&#…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Braves acquire J. Upton from Diamondbacks

      The Atlanta Braves have acquired Justin Upton in a blockbuster trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Prospects acquired by D-backs for Upton

      Here is a look a Zeke Spruill, Nick Ahmed and Brandon Drury, prospects acquired by the D-backs in their trade of Justin Upton to the Braves.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Why No One Is Declaring Arizona the Winner of the Justin Upton Trade

      The Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, sending away five players and also the timid approach to roster build...
      Source: grantland.com
  • Braves' excitement tempered by loss of Prado

    Some of the excitement surrounding Thursday's acquisition of Justin Upton was tempered by the reality that the beloved Martin Prado would no longer be gracing the Braves' clubhouse with his presence on a daily basis.
    Source: MLB.com
  • ‘Upton Saturday Night’: Blockbuster trade gets blockbuster movie poster

    When the Justin Upton trade went through Thursday and he landed with the Atlanta Braves and his brother B.J. Upton, it got me thinking about puns with Upton. This was the best I could come up with: Mashing the Uptons with "Uptown Saturday Night,&qu…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Family Affair: By acquiring Justin Upton to pair with his recent…

    By acquiring Justin Upton to pair with his recently-signed older brother B.J., the Braves might have both the game's best outfield and the best team, writes Joe Lemire.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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