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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVE KID View Post
    So you would give up Tommy boy and Delgado for Willingham?? If so, I can't say I share your sentiments.
    Well RTGTHREE is not far for the reality JW only made 7 MM and he can give 30 HR 100 RBI and 270 ave, i know he is bad defender but he made the outfields for the braves very powerful something the braves missed for long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brave/cuban View Post
    Well RTGTHREE is not far for the reality JW only made 7 MM and he can give 30 HR 100 RBI and 270 ave, i know he is bad defender but he made the outfields for the braves very powerful something the braves missed for long time.
    .270 AVG is a stretch for him, More like .260 he has hit 30 homers one time and 29 homers 1 time in his career so like BK said you can't bank 30 homers for him, IMO Delgado is worth as much as a top 50-75 prospect in the MLB or even more , and that's what they got for Span, Willingham trade value is not as good as Span.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beldugo View Post
    .270 avg is a stretch for him, more like .260 he has hit 30 homers one time and 29 homers 1 time in his career so like bk said you can't bank 30 homers for him, imo delgado is worth as much as a top 50-75 prospect in the mlb or even more , and that's what they got for span, willingham trade value is not as good as span.
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    Absolutely right. Willingham's value is no where near as high as Span because of the contract and age. We have to try and keep a solid defense out there as well. BJ is not the greatest defender in the world as it is. Apparently the Braves scoffed at the idea of giving up 2 prospects for Fowler....if they aren't going to give up 2 top prospects for the likes of Fowler, and they did not win a trade negotiation for Span (when we have better prospects than what the Nats gave)...then it makes me feel like we have something else going on that is staying quiet. The question is....what is that something else?? I called BJ since June....my gut is telling me now that we are going after it with the likes of a Justin Upton or Gordon. I hope I a right...but there is something up when we are turning away 2 prospects for Fowler and 1 mid-high level prospect for Span when we have the surplus. Something big on the horizon????

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    Bill James predicts that Willingham hits 30 HR and posts an .833 OPS. I think 25 HR might be accurate. Still not bad at all. I prefer Justin Upton, but Willingham wouldn't be the worst consolation prize.

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    Justin is my first option, but I'll say it again: Willingham had 65 extra base hits in 2012, which would have led the Braves. In the seasons he played 140+ games, he averages 60 XBHs. Career .483 SLG%, and career-best .524 in 2012.

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    You don't have to sell me on Willingham, but it will come down to how much each costs. With Upton, I think Wren would have to start with Teheran and Ahmed then build around it. If the Twins aren't eager to deal, then Willingham becomes more expensive than what we assume. I could see the Twins playing hard ball to the point where it just makes more sense to pony up for Upton.

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    I know not many have brought this up but J Uptons home and away splits are not great over the last 3 seasons.

    Home: .311/.392/.536/.928
    Away: .253/.331/.408/.739

    I don't really want to give up two top specs plus more for him either, I really think one Upton is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgthree View Post
    He definitely was eligible for the Rule 5, and that's the only reason he was added to the roster. If you sign at 18 years old or younger (which Bethancourt did), you play for five years before you're eligible. Bethancourt signed in 2008, five years ago. If you need more evidence, consider that Aaron Northcraft and David Hale, who both signed over 18 (meaning they get one less year before eligibility), were drafted and signed in 2009.
    You're right, he did sign in 2008.

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    1991 Lost WS to Twins 4-3
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    1996 Lost WS to Yankees 4-2 (led 2-0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrench View Post
    I know not many have brought this up but J Uptons home and away splits are not great over the last 3 seasons.

    Home: .311/.392/.536/.928
    Away: .253/.331/.408/.739

    I don't really want to give up two top specs plus more for him either, I really think one Upton is enough.
    Something that could temper expectations. I know the popular theory is that uniting the Uptons would unlock their potential. It would be an expensive theory to test.

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    Tommy Hanson headed to the Angels

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    Atlanta will recieve Jordan Walden

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    Guess Hanson did have low trade value.

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    Are the braves serious??. Guess it was to free up money
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