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J.Upton has a skill set that tends to be overrated,
CAIRO has Prado at 1.0 WAR
What's up with Upton's HBP totals?
There's some genuinely interesting Twitter debate about this trade and the potential extension to Prado between Dave Cameron vs. Joe Sheehan and Keith Law (Craig Calcaterra is also in there).
Now the braves need a 3rd baseman.
but Wren is able to sign Kate Upton to keep his all Upton outfield intact
Sheehan and Law are basically saying that having a player under contract does not help to sign him to an extension?
Chris Johnson is a streaky hitter, and he can produce a flurry of HRs and line drives when he is in a groove. But he is frustrating because of his inability to take a walk. His batting line relies too much on year to year BABIP.
How many teams have an All-African-American outfield anymore? Phillies: Brown-Revere-Young. Tigers on days Quintin Berry plays - Berry-Jackson-Hunter.
The best thing about this news is that it FINALLY ends those stupid Kubel-to-the-Orioles rumors
One thing that looks promising about Francisco's record is how far he's come defensively at third base.
The Blue Jays really gave up too much for one year of RA Dickey.
Dan posted post trade zips...
Prado 3.3, upton 3.1, Delgado 1, Ahmed 1, Johnson .5, spruill .4
Upton is erratic and has reached the point where if he was going to be a star, he would be already.
61, No, they seem to be saying that when receiving a player in a trade, you should never bake-in (Sheehan's words) an extension (even if fairly concurrent) as part of that trade.
Which you can agree or disagree with, but seems like the silliest of distinctions without a difference (E.g. "the DBacks LOST the trade. But you know, a day afterwards, they had a good TOTALLY UNRELATED transaction where they signed Prado to an extension").
Why should Prado give the Diamondbacks any discount once the trade is made? Because it has suddenly become his "hometown" team? He's a wealthy baseball player, he can make his home town where-ever he wants it. When you and I move we may throw our backs out doing it ourselves, Martin signs a check to the movers to move 10x as much stuff as you and I own combined.
Upton's agent told team in Oct. that a trade might be best for everyone. NO trade demand was made. Story soon on dbacks.com.
You'd think that 5 years of playing the OF next to his brother would be too good to pass up.
Unless they hate each other.
I'd say 2 years 40 million + an option year or something.
He also seems to have joined the Melky Cabrerra training plan this winter.
Let's have him put up improved numbers first. He's signed for the next three years as is and only put up a 107 OPS+ last year.
20 million per is buying low?
I'm not sure if you're talking about the Melky Cabrera in-Atlanta training plan, or the post-Atlanta training plan. So, are you saying that Francisco has ballooned up to 375 pounds, or that he's taken a breathtakingly large quantity of steroids?
I wonder what number Upton the Younger will wear, because it sure as hell won't be 10.
He said he's thinking about it, because he knows 10 is out of the question. So is 1, apparently.
Let's put the shoe on the other foot - let's say Upton improves those numbers as you say, and has a 120ish OPS+ year. He's got two years left on his current deal. Think he'll do a 2/40 extension? I don't.
How many WAR do you think he'll be worth those 2 years?
has anyone talked to chipper about coming back for another season?
has anyone talked to chipper about coming back for another season? he was pretty good last year, and i'd really love to see what the braves could do with a lineup including him, both uptons, heyward, mccann, freeman, and uggla. from top to bottom, pitching against that would have to be a nightmare.
Sam, what happened to zenbitz?
Nothing "in real life." In the OTP thread he was typing about something and then suddenly disappeared for a day, so we decided he'd ascended or something. It's a stupid joke.
These are both supposed to be relative to (park adjusted) league average but there's a 14-run gap there.
I don't think I'd want to sign Upton to that deal even if he did put up a 120ish OPS+
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