105 views...not bad.
105 views...not bad.
I wonder if any of the money is defered?
hardballtalkEven at $75 million, B.J. Upton a smart signing for Braves
Let’s face it, $15 million doesn’t buy what it used to. In this market, it’d barely buy Jeremy Guthrie and Jonny Gomes. Getting a potential star at that price seems like a much better idea than loading up with mediocrities.
Upton is just 28 and he’s had a couple of years of terrific play (.300/.386/.508 in 2007 and .272/.383/.401 in 2008), followed by four years in which he hit .240 and relied on more on his glove and legs to provide his value. Because Upton is durable and possesses those skills that aren’t so prone to variation, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be anything less than an $8 million-$10 million per year player at any point during the deal. If he breaks out in the easier league in the NL and a friendlier offensive ballpark in Turner Field, then he could be a $20 million-$25 million guy a couple of those years.
Gotta curve the grade for traffic hour in the East also. 200+ if this was midsummer deadline news.Originally Posted by BRAVE KID
Well on to LF. Please don't do something stupid and sign Cody Ross. Would be a huge mistake imo. I don't want a guy who is primarily a lefty killer to be the full time LF.
Yeah. Expecting another deal between now and next Thursday when the WM end.Originally Posted by BRAVE KID
Damn, I forgot about that.Originally Posted by Wrench
welcome to Atlanta BJ! No he does not play cf as well as Bourn, but who does. The problem with a 5-6 year contract for Bourn is his entire offensive game is speed based whereas BJ has pop and at 28 is just entering his prime for power. I'd love to pair him up with his brother but only if we can do it without giving up Simmons. I've said my piece, well done Frank W
First Yay of the offseason, and a big one at that. Best LF we've had since maybe Ron Gant? Unless you count Chipper of course. Great job Wren! Awesome start! Now, who for CF.......I love the Upton 1/2 combo idea still...... http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/atl/hi...ay_lineups.jsp
1991 Lost WS to Twins 4-3
1992 Lost WS to Blue Jays 4-2
1993 Lost NLCS to Phillies 4-2
1996 Lost WS to Yankees 4-2 (led 2-0)
1997 Lost NLCS to Marlins 4-2
1998 Lost NLCS to Padres 4-2
1999 Lost WS 4-0 to Yankees
2000 Lost NLDS 3-0 to Cardinals
2001 Lost NLCS to Diamondbacks 4-1
2002 Lost NLDS 3-2 to Giants
2003 Lost NLDS 3-2 to Cubs
2004 Lost NLDS 3-2 to Astros
2005 Lost NLDS 3-1 to Astros
2010 Lost NLDS 3-1 to Giants
2012 Lost NLWC 1-0 to Cardinals
2013 Lost NLDS 3-1 to Dodgers
As it stands, I think Wren intends for him to be the CF. I like him better in LF.
Just imagine if he can put up something close to those '07/'08 numbers