First time I really looked at these since yesterday. It's amazing to me that my grandpa tells me all these stats all the time, so it's not new information, and I still get astounded seeing them all in one page. Truly remarkable
So, did the Braves get a good deal on Upton? I'm not familiar with the prospects. I was under the impression the asking price was too high for a guy that had 19 homers and 60-something RBI last year in his age-25 season.
In other news, the Mets acquire Shaun Marcum for 1 year, and hopefully can ship him at the deadline to a contending team for a young piece.
It's a very good deal for the Braves. Upton's entering his prime and still has star potential even if he was a disappointment last year. Plus the Braves weren't going to re-sign Prado after this year so they're trading him for at least three years of Justin Upton. Plus the Braves didn't have to give up Teheran.
It's too bad for Arizona that Upton rejected the trade to Seattle a couple weeks ago, that would've been a major haul for them.
Braves always seem to make great trades in the recent years, this is just another one of them. Here's predicting that both Upton brothers rekindle their youth, and both hit over 25 homers while hovering near .300 batting average.
Post by Crow's Eye on Jan 24, 2013 12:10:19 GMT -5
Who cares about the Braves trade? The Mets are petitioning MLB to protect their #11 pick in the first round since the Pirates only have a top-10 pick because they didn't sign their #1 draft choice last year.
Post by Zappatical on Jan 24, 2013 12:17:57 GMT -5
Haha some things just sting too much. I really like this deal though. I've always been a big fan of the Uptons. I actually made trades very similar to this in The Show a few years ago to get the brothers Upton on the Bravos. I think there's a front office in my future.
A-roid? A-fraud? His image is in tatters and he's dropping off productions wise bigtime. Is anyone really surprised by this new revelation though? I hope not.
I just find it funny that A-Rod clearly juiced in 2009 to get the Yankees that title.
His hypocrisy (celebrated by the Kool-Aid Faithful in the Bronx) is astounding. The arrogance is staggering.
For those that forgot, in Spring Training 2009, A-Roid sat in front of cameras and microphones and said he was "immature" and "stupid" when he took PEDs from 2001-2003. That SAME SPRING TRAINING he gets a delivery of performance enhancing drugs.
All I can say is that I hope the BBWAA do the right thing and never vote any of these scumbags in. Character-Integrity-Sportsmanship- thats 3 of the traits they vote on and thats three that juicers do not have. period.
Ty Cobb, as stated before. And should we take out Mickey Mantle from the hall of fame because he was a womanizing alcoholic, that probably never truly reached his destined position as greatest of all time because of that fact? A lot of guys didn't have "good character" when they played, but are still in the hall of fame is all I'm saying. It's a double standard clause.